August 31, 2013
Second half Westhill tallies knock off CHS
Cortland High girls’ soccer coach Abbey Albright knew what message Westhill coach Lisa Dwyer was giving her team at halftime of Friday’s nonleague season-opener for both teams at Moiseichik Field.
“We were winning 50-50 balls and our defense was pretty solid in the first half,” Albright said, as things were scoreless at the break. “At halftime I told the girls that their coach was telling them that they weren’t winning the 50-50 balls, so we needed to bring it up a notch. They stepped it up in the second half and we didn’t, though we didn’t let down.”
The end result was s 2-0 win for the visiting Warriors, both goals coming off the foot of senior midfielder Lindsey Lippert.
The first happened 6:06 into the second half, junior forward Dana Radin with the assist. Lippert then took advantage if a ball that was misplayed in the box to make it 2-0 with 14 minutes left, with her sister Kelly Lippert, a junior defender, getting the assist.
“We were trying to play everything through or over them,” Albright said, her team out-shot 20-2 in the contest, “and they were too fast to allow that. We had a very tough time connecting throughout the field. We need to be able to get the ball into our attacking half and toward the goal.
“Quinn Doubet made many great saves, which allowed us to stay in the game,” Albright said of her senior goalie. “She did a nice job in her first varsity game.”
Doubet came up with 11 saves in all, while Warriors goalkeeper Sam Peebles was called on to make just one save for the shutout.
The Purple Tigers visit Chittenango at 5 p.m. Tuesday in their opening OHSL Freedom National contest and then travel to Jamesville-DeWitt this Friday.
There was no report on the Cortland JVs’ game against Westhill.
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