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.”