Lincoln Academy girls soccer team (5-3-3) defended their home turf Thursday night for a 2-1 win over the Hornets of Leavitt.
“They out played us. They controlled play, especially in the second half. We just hung on for the win,” Lincoln Academy coach Donovan York said.
Brie Wajer gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead at the half. Barrett Campbell set up the goal on a cross in front of the Hornet’s net. The cross deflected off a defender in a crowd and Wajer was able to get a foot on it and score.
Five minutes into the second half, Leslie Sandefur scored on a breakaway down the right side. She turned the corner and beat Hornet keeper Angela Daigle to the far corner. “It was a beautiful goal,” York said.
Shannon O’Malley pulled Leavitt within one, which got the Hornets buzzing, but the Eagles defense held firm for the win.
Leavitt held a 21-12 edge in shots. Miranda Achorn made 14 saves in net for Lincoln and Daigle six in net for Leavitt.
“We played pretty good defense,” York said. “They got one soft goal. Hayden Campbell had a great game at midfield. Alyssa (Smith), Danielle (Pinkham), Alyx (York) and Sophie (Schumacher) played well in the back. We played four defenders in the back at the end. They really stabilized things.”