Solebury School

Tough first half hurts Spartans

Calvary Christian scored three goals in the first half to silence Solebury School girls’ soccer, 3-0, on Thursday. “Solebury’s best chance [to score] came from tri-captain Cassidy Patterson, as she took a shot from outside the 18-yard box that was saved by Cavalry’s ’keeper,” Spartans head coach Lisa Bernardini said. “The second half was better for Solebury, keeping Cavalry from scoring any more goals. Solebury had first chances to score, but couldn’t convert. Solebury’s ’keeper, Tavorsia Talley, made a couple great, athletic saves to deny goals from Cavalry. This was Solebury’s last regular season league game.”

Spartans lose in soggy affair

Solebury School boys’ soccer lost between the raindrops Thursday, falling 4-3 to Doane Academy. The game was tied at 2-2 at halftime. Matt Ludak scored on a pair of free kicks for the Spartans. Ludak also assisted on Milo Luciano’s tally in the 10th minute. Doane won the game in the 79th minute. Doane outshot Solebury, 14-12. Dakota Morrow had nine saves for the Spartans.

Life Center routs Spartans

Solebury School boys’ soccer was handed a 7-0 setback to Life Center on Wednesday. Life Center poured it on in the second half, outscoring the Spartans, 5-0. Life Center also took 15 more shots than Solebury, 19-4. Dakota Morrow had 10 saves for the Spartans, who are 4-7 overall and 2-4 in the Penn-Jersey.

Spartans fall by two to LCA

Solebury School girls’ soccer lost to Life Center Academy, 3-1, Wednesday. “After three quick goals by Life Center, tri-captain Hadiyyah Graves got the ball in the box and found fellow tri-captain Cassidy Patterson open behind the 18-yard box, and Patterson one-timed a line-drive shot to the back of the upper left corner of the net to make the score 3-1 at the half,” Spartans head coach Lisa Bernardini said. “Both teams had some close chances for goals in the second half; however, both teams were kept from scoring and defended well enough to keep the final score 3-1. Solebury’s ’keeper made 16 saves and Life Center’s ’keeper, Kenya Donovan, made three.”

Calvary Christian sinks Spartans

Solebury School girls’ soccer went down to Calvary Christian, 2-0, on Thursday. “Tri-captain Julie Meisinger-MacDonald made a couple key defensive plays by recovering and catching a few girls on breakaways,” Spartans head coach Lisa Bernardini said. “Tavorsia Talley, Solebury’s goalie, also made some huge saves to keep Calvary Christian at one goal in the first half. Tri-captain Cassidy Patterson had a great free kick in the first half that hit off the crossbar. The second half was fought hard by both teams. Solebury had a few shots by Patterson and newcomer Erynn Lynch, all being great chances, but unfortunately couldn’t find the back of the net. Solebury’s defense did a good job of holding off some close chances by Calvary Christian in the second half, but with about 15 minutes left, Calvary slipped past the defense and was able to score on a breakaway, which put them ahead by two.”

Spartans earn first victory

Solebury School girls’ soccer picked up its first win of the season Wednesday against Perkiomen, 2-1. “Perkiomen came out in the first half and got an early goal in the first minute by Eliza Kuehner; however, Solebury kept fighting and the defense held strong and didn’t let anything else in that first half,” Spartans head coach Lisa Bernardini said. “Both teams were very evenly matched throughout the game. The ball was going back and forth on both halves of the field, so it was a great fight by both teams. In the second half, both teams had some close chances to score, but Solebury got on the board first, to tie up the game 13 minutes in, when tri-captain Cassidy Patterson took a line-drive shot from far outside the 18-yard box that hit off the head of a Perkiomen defender and went in the back of the net. This gave Solebury some extra confidence and a little boost of energy, which led to its second and game-winning goal, in the 23rd minute. Again, a blazing line drive by Patterson, outside of the 18-yard box that beat the goalie. It was a fight to the finish after that, with Perkiomen getting some corner kicks and crosses in, all of which Solebury’s defense was able to clear and defend safely out of the box. Tavorsia Talley, Solebury’s ’keeper, also made some great aggressive plays and saves that helped her team stay in the game. It was a great team effort by Solebury, getting its first win of the season.”

Luciano, Ludak lead Spartans

Matt Ludak and Milo Luciano each had a goal and an assist as Solebury School boys’ soccer blanked Calvary Christian (N.J.), 2-0, on Tuesday. Both goals came in the second half. Dakota Morrow made nine saves for the Spartans. Solebury is 4-5 overall and 2-3 in the Penn-Jersey League. “Evan Lynch and Cornelius de Weever played well in the midfield, while Matt Keefe kept the defense strong to notch the first shutout of the season,” head coach Eric Soroka said.

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