OBSERVER Staff Report
JAMESTOWN - The 'dynamic duo' of Zoya Katta and Moran Genovese continued to impress in Fredonia's 5-2 win over Southwestern, Wednesday in a CCAA Division 1 girls soccer clash.
Katta scored the first two goals of the game for Fredonia (2-3, 3-3), both assisted by Genovese.
Photo by Mark?L.?Anderson
Fredonia’s Morgan?Genovese tries to settle a loose ball during Wednesday’s CCAA?Division 1 girls’ high school soccer game against?Southwestern.
Genovese joined the action when she put Fredonia up 3-0 before halftime off an assist from Emily McKinnon.
"We had the dynamic duo of Katta and Genovese going today," Fredonia coach Cathy Cruver said. "Every girl out there put in a great performance tonight."
Southwestern cut into the lead when Brittney Feldman scored just four minutes into the second half.
Luckily for the Lady Hillbillies, Nicole Woleben answered with a direct kick score to get the lead back up to three.
"It was pretty big," Cruver said of the goal. "We didn't want to let our guard down. Southwestern played every minute of the game and we needed to be on top of it for the full 80 minutes."
Emily Valvo pushed that lead to 5-1 when she found the back of the net off another assist from McKinnon with seven minutes left in the game.
The Lady Trojans tallied their last goal off the head of Emily Wuebbolt.
"It was a really nice header off a perfect corner kick," Cruver admitted.
Fredonia travels to play Falconer on Monday.
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Dunkirk (0-7) kept Lake Shore (4-5) off the scoreboard in the first half, but wasn't so fortunate in the second half as the Lady Marauders fell to the Lady Eagles, 3-1, Wednesday in a non-league girls soccer game at Dunkirk High School.
Both teams stuck to a defensive gameplan in the first half and went into the break tied 0-0.
"Our team defense was very good," Dunkirk coach Phil Cook said. "We really didn't allow them to have any chance to score."
Lake Shore broke through that defense in the second half by scoring the first two goals of the game.
The first was scored by Joscilyn Benton and the second was tallied by Kelsey Eggleson. Melanie Linsmair assisted on both goals.
"The second half we were really pushing to score," Cook explained. "We held the ball the majority of the half and just couldn't score. (The Lady Eagles) were able to score on counter attacks."
Dunkirk broke into the scoring column with a goal from Calan Pogorzelski at around the 20-minute mark. The assist came from Sydney Charles.
Before the Lady Marauders could capatilize on their momentum, Linsmair added Lake Shore's third goal to provide some cushion.
"We just couldn't punch it in," Cook added. "We missed the net a lot. We're young at the striker position and they're improving as the season goes on."
Dunkirk travels to play Allegany-Limestone on Friday.