Summit Girls Varsity Soccer Loses Rematch with Union
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 • 9:00pm
SUMMIT, NJ - On Tuesday afternoon, the Union Farmers varsity girls soccer team had revenge on their mind after the Hilltoppers dominated them in their previous game 4-0. After practice and preparation, they marched into Summit and defeated the Hilltoppers 2-0.
The game started out with heavy overcast skies above the field, but the weather had no effect on Summit early on as they controlled the tempo for the first 10 minutes and it looked to be a repeat of last week's game.
The Farmers' offensive fire overpowered Summit’s defense throughout most of the game. A forward on Union took advantage of Summit’s shaky defense and helped Union maintain possession most of the first half.
As Union dribbled and passed through the Hilltopper defense, they fired an array of shots, but couldn’t put the ball in the net. Their efforts came to fruition when there was a scramble for the ball outside of Summit’s goal and Union finally capitalized, giving them a 1-0 lead.
As the game progressed, Union took control of the offense, but Summit goalie Callie Humphries was a brick house in net and stopped an array of shots. Union continued to slice through Summit’s defense.
Union put the icing on the game when another scuffle ensued in front of Summit’s goal and one of Union’s players threw her body at the ball and knocked it in. Union took a commanding 2-0 lead into the half and didn’t look back.
In the second half, Summit really needed to turn things around. Down by two, they needed to break through the hard nose defense of Union and score. However, Summit only mustered a few shots on goal, with none hitting the back of the net.
Holly Confalone tried taking the ball to the net, but was blocked by the aggressive Union defense. As the lights began to come on and the rain started to drizzle, the game wrapped up and Union was victorious 2-0.
Hilltopper Junior Katie Chase wasn’t pleased with her team’s performance and said they definitely could have played better.
“We're still working out some kinks in our game plan, but we're not about to give up on our season,” Chase said.