NORWICH - In a home match yesterday, September, 15, the Norwich girls’ varsity soccer team lost to Johnson City in a 1-0 heart breaker.
Johnson City came out strong and peppered the Norwich defense with shots all game, finishing with a total of 21. Their lone goal didn’t come until 20 minutes into the second half when Brittney Brand put a shot acrosss her body and into the far left corner of the goal. “We had a pretty solid defensive day,” said Norwich coach Adam Sprague. “JC was really on top of us most of the game and I’m proud of the way that the girls played.”
Norwich had their fair share of opportunities to score throughout the game but couldn’t quite get the right bounce to go in. After most shot attempts a Johnson City defender was right on top of the ball to prevent it from going anywhere.
Norwich will play again this Saturday, September, 19, when they host Seaton Catholic.
Individual statistics: Johnson City; Brittney Brand, 1 goal. Luxus Thorne, 5 saves. Norwich; Kassidy Seary, 12 saves.
Team statistics: Johnson City; goals, 1. Assists, 0. Shots, 21. Corner kicks, 8. Saves, 5. Norwich; goals, 0. Assists, 0. Shots, 5. Corner kicks, 3. Saves, 12.
OXFORD - Last night, Tuesday, September, 15, the Unadilla Valley Storm girls' varsity soccer team traveled to Oxford to take on the Blackhawks. The game ended with a score of 3-0 in favor of UV.
The game saw an all out attack by the UV offense which registered 38 shots during the game, but only three goals. The first goal was scored late in the first half by UV's Julia Ogelsby and would carry the game over into the half. Oxford's Rachel Seiler had her hands full all game deflecting shots by the Storm and registered 27 saves throughout the course of the game.
With five minutes remaining in the second half Cearah Bacoftafio shot and scored, making the game 2-0 in favor of the Storm. The final goal of the game was scored by Meegan White of UV with ten seconds left to go in the game. White fired a shot which found its mark to make the final 3-0 in favor of UV.