Medomak Valley girls’ soccer team opened their KVAC season at home on Sept 9 with a 1-0 overtime win over Camden Hills.
Alanna Vose scored the game winner with 2:57 to go in the first overtime. Roxanne Jelenfy received a pass from midfield, attacked the goal from the left side. Jelenfy took the ball low on the left side and unleashed a shot from five yards out that bounced off the far post, where Vose was there to walk it in.
The game was a midfield battle from the start with very little scoring opportunities for either team. Medomak had just six shots and Camden five. Ericka Christiensen had five saves in net for the Panthers, as did Jammer keeper Aylin Orhon.
“It was a very even game, both in play and statistically. Both teams had five fouls each. Each team had four golden opportunities to score with two shots clanking off the far post. The only difference was Camden had nine corners and Medomak had three, and the long offside call went against Camden,” coach Joel Lufkin said.
“Jelenfy recovered a loose ball near midfield and beat one defender on route to a deep 25 yard straight away shot that found the left side of the net,” coach Joel Lufkin said.
The Lady Panthers held a 10-6 advantage in shots. Ericka Christiansen earned the shutout win with three saves, and Maggie Sabine made six stops in net for the Raiders.
The Lady Panthers took a 1-0 lead 4:35 into the game on a Vose penalty kick, called after she was tripped in the box. Vose missed a second penalty kick high a few minutes later.
Oak Hill tied the score with 16:51 to go when Abby Randell bounced a shot off diving Panther keeper Ericka Christensen at the post. Julie Ennamorati gave Medomak a 2-1 lead by halftime when she scored off a blocked Lacy Massengale shot with 12:56 to go.
The Hornets came out of the halftime break hot, but were met with stiff defense by Nicole Peterson and Kasey Benner who stopped their threat. Both teams banked shots off the cross bar, before the Hornets stung again to tie the score with 18:07 to go.
Christensen stopped the initial shot with a diving save, then crawled to stop the second. With Christensen’s hand on top of the ball on the ground, Paige Landry booted it to the back of the net for Leavitt.
Medomak played a sluggish 2nd half as the Hornets tightened up their defense. The Panthers were called for off-sides six times, three in each half. In the Panthers’ defensive end, Peterson and Courtney Leach stopped Zupancik breakaways. Medomak came to life at the two-minute warning, taking four shots, before Keefe connected for the game winner.
Medomak held a 27-12 advantage in shots, including cranking out 17 1st half shots. Christensen made six saves for the Panthers and Dubois 13 for the Hornets. Medomak improves to 3-0 with the win.