Girls soccer earns redemption over Oviedo

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Sarah Gibson, Staff Reporter

The girls soccer team, getting a reputation as a second half team, destroyed that reputation with a 2-1 win versus rival Oviedo on Dec. 16. Coming out strong, forward Sarah Thrush and forward Ru Mucherera scored goals in the first half of the game, and the team held on for the second half win.
“Usually it takes until the second half to get into the rhythm of things, so coming out strong was huge for us,” Mucherera said. “Because we came out and scored so early, Oviedo had already given up in a way.”
The team, 8-6-1 overall, viewed this game as a chance for redemption. During their game versus Oviedo earlier in the season, the team fell just shy, losing 3-2. With a second chance, the team showed up early in the game.
“In this game, we came out in the first 20 minutes ready to play,” right defender Alanah Lebl said. “The team played much better than we have been lately, and we put an end to playing like a second half team.”
The rivals now stand equal, with one win each, but depending on the remainder of the season, the teams could possibly meet again in post season to settle the score. The team is ranked third out of eight in the district, behind Oviedo and Lake Mary.
The girls next play Lyman at home, Dec 18 at 7:00 pm.

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