Girls Soccer Roundup: Jamestown Cruises Past Bruton

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Morgan Connell (file photo)
Morgan Connell (File Photo)

Seven different players scored for Jamestown on Wednesday night, helping pace a 7-0 decision over visiting Bruton.

The Eagles (4-2-2) picked up where they left off in Monday’s win over Lafayette. Over the last 160 minutes, Jamestown has built a +10 goal differential.

“I really like the way our team is coming together,” Jamestown Coach Michelle Dawson said. “Bruton, I really have to give them credit. They didn’t stop, all the way to the end.”

Morgan Connell opened the scoring six minutes into the contest. Connell received a through ball from Emma Hudson, beat a defender and slotted the shot inside the back post.

With 20 minutes left in the first half, Jordan Kay beat the Bruton defense to the baseline and whipped in a cross. Haley Mardis found herself in the right spot and deflected the ball off the back post for the second goal.

Hudson, already with an assist, worked her way down the left flank off a give-and-go and forced in a hard cross that, after a hectic second, found the back of the net six minutes before the break.

The goal culminated a half in which Jamestown dominated possession and created chances from the wide areas of the field.

“We like to use the flanks. We like to pull the defense wide and get the ball back inside for scores,” Dawson said.

Less than a minute into the second half, Keara Cavanaugh cracked a shot from outside the penalty box for the game’s fourth score. Bruton’s keeper never stood a chance as the shot worked its way to the upper left corner.

“It was a great assist from Morgan [Connell],” Cavanaugh said. “The assist was amazing, so it was just a one-touch.”

Jamestown scored again with 30 minutes remaining. After a series of corners, the ball finally fell for Kennedy Mills. A half-volley sent the ball across the line from about 12 yards.

Just six minutes later, Caroline Lloyd tallied a score of her own. Lloyd collected on the left flank, cut to the endline and sliced in a shot from a tough angle.

With 13 minutes to play, Maddie Clevinger capped the Eagles’ scoring. Clevinger picked up a loose ball inside the penalty box and finished from close distance.

Despite struggling with possession most of the night, Bruton saw improvement over the final 10 minutes. Even with the seven-goal loss, Coach Will Spear said he was pleased with his team’s effort.

Bruton (1-8) approaches each game with conference, rather than district, standings in mind, Spear said.

The Panthers look to use each Bay Rivers game as a chance to work out kinks and develop enough to compete in the postseason against Group 2A Conference 33 opponents.

“We’re less concerned with that number than the way we played,” Spear said, pointing to the scoreboard, “I was pretty happy with what they did, regardless of that score.”

Bruton looks to end its eight-game losing streak when they host Tabb on Tuesday. Jamestown hosts York Monday, with a chance to win five in a row and extend their unbeaten run to six games.

Jamestown 7, Bruton 0

Goals: Jamestown (Morgan Connell, Haley Mardis, Emma Hudson, Keara Cavanaugh, Kennedy Mills, Caroline Lloyd, Maddie Clevinger)
Assists: Jamestown (Emma Hudson, Jordan Kay)

 

Tyson Scores Twice in Tabb Win

Leah Tyson scored two goals and added an assist to help lead Tabb to a 3-2 road win against Kecoughtan on Wednesday.

Tyson’s first goal came in the first half off a Natalie Stratton assist, while her second goal of the game was unassisted in the second half.

Tabb’s (3-2) Brennah Rausch scored a second-half goal thanks to a Tyson assist.

The Tigers will host Warhill at 7 p.m. Friday.

Tabb 3, Kecoughtan 2

Goals: Tabb (Leah Tyson 2, Brennan Rausch)
Assists: Tabb (Natalie Stratton, Leah Tyson)