Medomak Valley girls’ soccer team picked up their first win of the season on Sept. 8 in make-up action against Oak Hill. The Lady Panthers shut out the Raiders 4-0.
Both teams missed first half penalty kicks in the opening 12 minutes of play. Sammi Griffin put the Panthers on the boards at the 34-minute mark on a corner kick. A minute later, Alanna Vose scored on a cross from Julie Ennamorati.
Maria Ennamorati made it 3-0 with an unassisted goal 11 minutes into the second half. Vose struck again with 1:11 left in the game on a pass from Mallory Conary.
Medomak held a 14-11 edge in shots. Amanda Hendrickson-Belloguet made seven saves for the Panthers.
“It was a tale of two halves. Medomak came out strong in the 1st half. In the 2nd half Oceanside played with a lot of effort, intensity and determination to score three goals.
Maria Ennamorati opened scoring for the Lady Panthers with 24:52 to go in the 1st half on a breakaway. Ennamorati dribbled the ball 25 yards, beat the final defender, drew the keeper out and pushed the ball to the far post.
Alanna Vose made it a 2-0 game with 12:30 to play when she faked out a defender, went one on one on keeper Grover Kennadi and beat her low inside the post.
Second half action saw McGeady convert a Bridghe Curtin pass high with 27:21 to play. A minute later Tess Vielleux collected a back pass from McGeady and connected from 20 yards out on a high shot to the upper right corner. McGeady picked up the assist on Bradbury’s winning goal as well.
Oceanside held a 22-19 edge in shots. Kennadi made 10 saves for the Mariners, and Amanda Hendrickson-Belloguet 15 for the Panthers.
The Panthers had several key opportunities to score with wide open shots in front of the net, but failed to capitalize on them. “We had a lot of missed opportunities. We just couldn’t score. We couldn’t punch it in. We have got to find a way to score,” Jensen said.
“We’re the sleeping giant. We’re right in every game. We make a mistake here or there and the other team capitalizes. We should have been up one or two,” Jensen said.
Caroline Matteo scored for Camden with under six minutes to go in the half on Medomak’s “only mental mistake of the half. She put it to the upper right corner.” Kristina Alley scored a breakaway goal with 2:44 left in the game. Both teams had 11 shots.
Amanda Hendrickson-Belloguet made 11 saves for Medomak and Bumbalo six saves for the Jammers.
“We did some really good things. We had the better of the opportunities to score. I think we controlled play a lot. We controlled the midfield most of the game. It was a tough one to take. We missed some golden opportunities,” Jensen said.