Girls Varsity West Soccer
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Mar 30, 2021
- : 2
HOLLAND CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL: 0
The Dux varsity soccer team earned its first win of the season by defeating Holland Christian, 2-0. From the opening whistle, the Dux dominated the midfield and held possession for most of the first half. Midway through the first half, Izzy Schoenberg drove a corner kick towards the near post. Anna Miller's glancing header beat the HC keeper to give the Dux a 1-0 lead. It was Miller's 3rd goal on the season. The Dux nearly made it 2-0 when Amely Molina's rising shot from the top of the box less than 5 minutes later struck the crossbar, and Aaliyah Ybarra's follow-up shot caromed off the same spot before the Maroons could clear. Grace Caywood made two key saves in the first half to preserve the lead heading into the break.
Holland Christian generated a couple more opportunities in the second half, but the Dux defense (Leanne Wyrick, Tia Martinez, Marielle Michmerhuizen and Anna Girman) remained tenacious and tough, thwarting every counter-attack thrown their way. Midway through the second half, Abby Winn intercepted a pass and played it into Zoe Grant on the outside near midfield. Grant turned inside and laid a ball off to Aaliyah Ybarra, who returned a perfectly weighted ball towards the top of the box. Grant ran onto the ball and fired a shot to into the lower right hand corner, securing the win for the Dux. Grace Caywood made 4 saves for the Dux. The Dux outshot HC by a wide margin (12-4).
"Really proud of our energy and resilience tonight. Our girls deserve a lot of credit and praise for how well they executed our game plan tonight - despite playing 3 games in 5 days to open the season, they showed no signs of fatigue and remained mentally and physically tough throughout the match against a quick and talented HC team. Our confidence continues to grow as we are learning how to play together. Tonight was really fun to watch."
The Dux are 1-1-1 on the season and are off until the Tuesday after spring break. Their next match will be their home opener against Reeths Puffer.