Friday, August 30, 2019

Girls varsity soccer dominate against York

Riley Beem
By Matt Pascarella

The girls’ varsity soccer team played York in an extended preseason game on Saturday, August 24th at Windham.

Windham had a solid start and pressured their opponent right away. The Lady Eagles were aggressive, as they moved the ball around well and took multiple shots on York’s goal. Windham intercepted several passes from York players. The Lady Eagles had great communication and their intensity did not waiver even a little in the first half.

Half: 0-0

In the second half, Windham kicked it up a notched (or two) and really put the pressure on York. There were several shots on York’s goal in the first few minutes of the half. Windham capitalized on any misstep and continued to pressure. As the shots on York’s goal kept coming, Julia McKenna scored.

End of second half: 1-0, Windham extra half was played in this extended game. The Lady Eagles did not let up. They continued to command the game, as the Lady Eagles kept the ball flying at York’s goal. Abby Thornton scored on a corner kick and then Riley Beem gets one by the goalie. Windham’s strong defense prevented York from scoring and Windham takes this preseason game, 3-0.

 “I think they’re starting to come together really nicely,” said coach Deb Lebel. “They’ve been communicating really well, which I think is laying the foundation for a great season ahead.”

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