Eisenhower High School
Girls Varsity Soccer
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- May 22, 2023
- EAGLES: 0
ROMEO HIGH SCHOOL: 0
The Girls Varsity Soccer team BELIEVES!!! They BELIEVE that if they work hard together, give it 110% for the full 90 minutes and have each-others backs, that good things will happen and Monday night, they did not disappoint. The Eagles traveled to a packed Bulldog Stadium on Monday night, with a LIVE MSN Broadcast in the house to take on Romeo in the MAC RED Championship game, which proved to be a battle to the final buzzer.
The game started out with Romeo putting the pressure on, challenging the back line, getting crosses off and making Senior Captain Amy Sidaway work to come up with several stops. As the Eagles settled in, play became a bit more even with the Eisenhower putting on some pressure of their own, including a laser off the left foot of Junior captain Ava Dukaj which was pushed over the cross bar by the Romeo keeper and a shot on net in the waning minutes of the half, by Senior Marisa Merski. It appeared as though the ball was IN, but at the last second, it hit the post and deflected away from the net. The teams ended the half deadlocked in a scoreless tie, as Romeo honored their Seniors during a halftime celebration.
The 2nd Half continued with a very physical battle, both teams having opportunities but not being able to capitalize and get the ball passed either keeper; The Goalkeeping was stellar on both sides, with Sidaway securing the net for the Eagles and Romeos Keeper, Eva Hill making some amazing saves of her own. In the end, your EAGLES were able to earn the MAC RED Title for the 2023 season, edging the Bulldogs out by 2 points, to sit atop the Conference.
The Eisenhower back-line, continues to AMAZE and keep things in check with a STELLAR night from Juniors Katie VanDeWinkle and Hadley Farr as well as the Freshmen duo of Abby Beardsley and Sonjia Peterson. It was a knock-down, drag out battle zone in the midfield, with Senior Captain Grace DeJong stepping up with some KEY defensive plays (as well as some creative offensive moves), Freshman Julia Aniel demonstrating her ability to endure a physical game and Senior Captain Chloe O'Loughlin literally running the field in both directions, putting pressure on offensively and getting back to support on Defense. Dukaj continued to be a key part of the offense, pressuring Romeos back line, and creating opportunities. The Eagles Believed and accomplished their collective season goal, securing the MAC RED Championship, with Sidaway being named the MSN Player of the game with a 10 save shut-out.
The Eagles kick off game one of District play on Wednesday against a familiar rival, Stoney Creek -- traveling just across the county border, to take on the hosting Cougars. Kickoff is at 7pm. Please come out and support your Eagles!!!