Woodbridge– Heading into Wednesday afternoon’s SCC Housatonic Division lady’s soccer face-off in between Amity and Jonathan Law, each group understood scoring would be at a premium. In a combined 24 games, the groups had integrated to permit simply 12 objectives.
The protective proficiency was on display screen by both groups once again before Amity freshman Grace Swain scored with 15 minutes, 27 seconds staying in the game to move the Spartans to a 1-0 triumph over Law at Amity High. The win better Amity’s total record to 9-3-2 and established a face-off in the house versus Cheshire Friday afternoon for the department title.
” We had opportunities we did not benefit from,” Amity coach Owen Quigley stated. “This was a hard win today. It was an excellent win. We fought tough today. Their goalkeeper (Jillian Hall) made 2 excellent conserves early.”.
With each group setting the protective tone, Amity had the much better of the very little scoring chances in the contest.
The Spartans lastly dominated when Swain was alone in front and was available in to beat Law goalkeeper Jillian Hall in between the legs for the only objective of the game.
” It felt great,” Swain stated. “It felt excellent knowing I assisted my group. I understood this game was extremely important. This was my very first university objective. I simply wished to ensure I didn’t strike it too tough or over the web.”.
Till Swain scored, the Law defense had done enough to keep the game scoreless with Hall making a diving save of a Jenna Ciola rocket from 15 lawns out with 7 minutes passed in the 2nd half. Ciola then had another scoring chance from in front with 9:19 entered the 2nd half but was once again rejected by Hall.
” He (Law coach J.D. Rhode) is doing a heck of a job there,” Quigley stated. “He is building a strong program. I am very happy with the ladies. They fought hard. Whether it is one-nil or 10 nil, it is the very same outcome. When we got the possibility on the objective, we took it.”.
Law (9-2-1), which played without a hurt Gia Edwards, had a chance to even the game with 10:40 left, but a shot by Rhea Grant from 15 backyards out cruised broad.
” I stated this before to the ladies,” Rhode stated. “If we were to lose, it was going to be because we let groups beat us. We slipped up and it cost us on the objective. For some factor today, we looked exhausted. We were playing kickball rather of soccer. It occurred in the North Haven game. When you see us striking the long ball, it is because the pressure is on us. We are not playing soccer.”.
Law entered the contest outscoring its challengers by a 9 to one margin (45-5) in 11 games played. Amity had the much better of the play in the opening half, but might not get anything by Hall who rejected Kaylee Huber from 30 lawns, Julia Potter from the corner, and Taylor Martin from 15 backyards out in the closing minutes of the opening half.