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Hard work, effort and teamwork spark Lady Knights soccer

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The Lady Knights girls soccer team opened the 2017 campaign with a solid 2-0 win over a rugged Warren G. Harding squad.  Teamwork allowed the Knights to hold a nearly three to one possession advantage.  Freshman Sam Wiehe netted her first career goal to open up the scoring eleven minutes into the game.  Shannon Spencer provided some breathing room in the fifty-seventh minute with an assist from Carmen Licht.  Seniors Jenna Toth (captain), Licht, Spencer, Jasmon Scott, and Kylie Kocab led the way.  Freshman Lindsey Beattie started and combined with Heather Richmond to blank Harding.  The Lady nights held a 16-1 shots on goal advantage.  The JV team tied Harding 3-3 in a well played game.

On August 23rd the Lady knights traveled to Revere HS to meet the Minutemen.  Revere is coming off a 12-3-2 season in which they were state ranked.  The team fell behind 1-0 early and appeared sluggish throughout the first half.  Substitutes Jasmon Scott, Morgan Bugenske and Nicole Gerhart provided a spark and changed the complexion of the game.  A quick Revere goal to start the second half seemed to wake up the Lady Knights.  Seniors Shannon Spencer, Carmen Licht and Jenna Toth continued their solid play and Junior captain Sophie Lim controlled the mid-field play. Junior Heather Richmond (8 saves) made some tremendous saves to keep the score at 2-0. Freshman Grace Koperna and sophomores Sierra Boczkiewicz, Carly Hanson and Riley Saliga, along with Junior Kenna Krasovec played very well in the back and kept Revere at bay.  Koperna and Saliga seemed to be everywhere and Boczkiewicz saved a goal off of a Revere corner kick by stationing herself in an excellent position.  Sam Wiehe showed her versatility and proved to be a tough player for Revere to defend as the game took another turn in the favor of the Lady Knights.  Playing most of the second half with high intensity paid off as Morgan Bugenske  (Wiehe assist) scored with six minutes left to cut the lead in half.  A fast and furious last few minutes did not reward the team with the equalizer and the final was 2-1 in favor of the Minutemen.  The Lady Knights showed they will be a team to be reckoned with throughout the 2017 campaign if belief catches up with talent.  The JV played well again in a 3-0 loss to an upperclassmen laden Revere JV team.

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