Eight GVS girls notch points in 4-0 Win over Governors Academy
At Smoyer Field on October 19, 2016 at 3:00 PM
In the best team game of the season, GVS stretched their record to 5-4-1 with victory over Governors on Smoyer Field. Co-Capt Antonia Tammaro earned her fourth shutout of the season with six saves. Midfield Isabelle DiBenedetto '20 was named POG.
On a perfect fall day on Smoyer Field, GVS put up two goals each half to secure an important win over a strong ISL opponent Governors Academy. Focusing on their execution in the final third of the field, eight different GVS girls got into the scoring act. The first came on a perfectly served corner kick from Natalia Suarez '17 that was played just outside the 6-yard box by outside back Kait Hoang '17. Ever scrappy, Kait knocked the ball to Bri Fadden '17 who finished the play - the first finish on many corner kicks for GVS this season.
Midway through the first half, Natalia Suarez '17 had a great heads up play - back-heeling the ball to central midfielder Isabella DiBenedetto '20 who notched her first goal in her GVS career.
In the second half of play, front runner Zoe Oasis '17 showed how her relentless and courageous play up front makes a difference. Zoe tracked down a centrally played ball and slotted it through to winger Krys Swain '18 who was streaking down the left side. As the Govs goalie came off her line to challenge, Krys would not be denied. Swain's gritty play led to the 3rd Big Blue goal.
The final goal of the game put an exclamation mark on an already exciting and spirited match. Senior striker Jordy Fenton who shows tremendous composure with her back to goal laid back a perfect ball to midfielder Avery Westerfield '18. Avery perfectly struck the ball from 40 yards out and the crowd went wild as it sailed over the Governors' keepers outstretched hands for the final score.
The smiles and celebration at the end of the game said it all. With the win, GVS is certain it has turned the corner on the second half of its season and are certain NEPSAC soccer is about to see the best of this talented, awesome team.