OBSERVER Staff Report
Fredonia (1-1) lost a heartbreaker Wednesday, falling to Falconer in double overtime, 2-1, in a CCAA Division 1 girls' soccer clash at Fredonia Central School.
Andrea Volk found the back of the net with two minutes left on the clock in the second overtime to send the Lady Golden Falcons to victory.
OBSERVER?Photo by Roger Coda
Fredonia’s Kirsten Wheelock, left, keeps the ball away from?Falconer’s Macey Mays, right, during Wednesday’s CCAA?Division 1 girls’ high school soccer game.
The goal ended another marathon game for the Lady Hillbillies, who received solid play from their defense but just couldn't get the big goal.
The first half was scoreless before Kaylee Keith put Falconer up 1-0 with a goal 25 minutes into the second half.
Brigitte Boettcher evened the score, 1-1, with her tally 10 minutes later.
The rest of the first half and the entire first overtime were dominated by defense.
"The girls played tough," Fredonia coach Cathy Cruver said. "We need to keep working and improving. The defense played a good game again. We have some things to work on and we'll keep working hard."
Fredonia once again had two players share time in net. Alayna Szot played the first half and made nine saves while Bre Dahn also made nine saves while playing the second half and overtime.
Jordyn Jones recorded 18 saves for Falconer.
The Lady Hillbillies will look to get back on track Friday at Olean.
Westfield 2, Dunkirk 1
WESTFIELD - Kayla Bentham scored both of Westfield's goals and the Lady Wolverines (1-0, 2-0) held on for a 2-1 win over Dunkirk (0-1, 0-3).
Both of Bentham's tallies came off of penalty kicks. Her strike in the first half was all the scoring for either team going into halftime and her second goal put Westfield up 2-0.
"I've coached Kayla for the past six years," Westfield coach Neil Huber said of Bentham. "She's just playing lights out right now. She does everything that I ask of her."
Dunkirk's Jessica Gifford was able to get the Lady Marauders on the board when she beat Savannah Rowan late in the second half.
Rowan just missed the shutout but finished with 15 saves.
"Savannah was phenomenal," Huber added. "She's a first-year starter on varsity. She challenged the ball and played aggressive. Even he goal (Dunkirk) scored she got a hand on."
Janell Jasinski made eight saves for Dunkirk.
"I'll give Dunkirk a lot of credit," Huber concluded. "This was a very hard-fought game. We pulled it out and that made me pretty proud."
Westfield travels to play Allegany-Limestone on Friday while Dunkirk has a few days off before it plays in Fredonia on Monday.