Soccer Bears edge Redskins

By The Union Democrat Sports Department April 08, 2012 09:52 pm
    With a 3-2 home soccer win over defending Mother Lode League-champion Calaveras on Thursday, Summerville upped its record to 2-1-4. Calaveras remained in second place with a 3-2-2 record.
    “Winning this game tonight was big for our overall team confidence,” said Bears star forward Sallie Blue. “I think this win proved to all of us that we are a very good team.”
       Blue scored twice, once assisted by Nicole Schultz and the other by twin-sister Evy Blue.
    Summerville also scored off an own-goal.
    “We weren’t at our best,” said Schultz. “We made our share of mistakes but we stepped up when we needed to, made the key plays, and got the win.”
    “We just need to start bonding together as a team, develop better team chemistry and we’ll be fine,” said Redskins senior center forward Maddie Cox. “Tonight’s game was intense and we’ll get better from here.”
    Cox assisted on a goal by Tiffany Souza.
    “I just kicked it into the center and hoped someone would be there for us,” said Cox, “and Tiffany was close to the goal and kicked it in.”
    The other Redskin goal was scored by Meghan Fought.
    “Calaveras is a very disciplined team that plays hard and this was a difficult game for us,” said Bears head coach Brad Schultz. “They are very-well coached so I’m happy we came out on top tonight.”
    “We had a tough (4-3) loss to Amador on Tuesday night and we decided to let that game stay in our past,” explained Sallie Blue. “Right after that game on Tuesday, Brad said to us, ‘This game is over with: Let’s think about Calaveras right now.’ And that’s what we did.”
    JV— Calaveras beat Summerville 3-1.
    “We held Calaveras 0-0 at half,” said Bears head coach Susan Loyd. “Brittney Croston scored a beautiful shot in the top right-hand corner and Isabella Boyack had 22 saves in goal for us tonight. Autumn Trosper and Kelsey Darrin also played great games for us.”