IAC GIRLS SOCCER: WAVERLY BLANKS SVEC, 3-0 (24 PHOTOS) (2021-10-08)
Valley Sports Report
CANDOR — Junior Kennedy Westbrook scored two goals, and sophomore Paige Robinson had a hand in all three goals to lead Waverly to a 3-0 win over SVEC here Friday afternoon in IAC South girls soccer action.
Waverly coach Tara Hogan said her team was feeling the effects of Thursday’s double-overtime 0-0 draw with Horseheads.
“The fact that most of my starting line-up played a full 100-minute game — for the second time this week, less than 24 hours ago was very evident.
“It was a slower-paced game, but one of our absolute best passing games this season,” said Hogan. “We need to pass and move he ball like this every game.”
The game was played 10-on-10.
“We played down with 10 to help SVEC … and tried some different people in new spots,” said Hogan. “Hailey Davenport started at mid(field) today. She is one of the hardest workers on the team. I love to see her energy on the field.”
On the heels of the back-to-back 100-minute scoreless draws, it took the Lady Wolverines about 28 more minutes to find the back of the net Friday, but it didn’t take long to light up the scoreboard again.
With 12 minutes remaining in the half, Westbrook took a feed from Robinson and drove a long shot from the wing over the keeper’s head and into the side of the net to make it 1-0.
About four minutes later, Westbrook took a pass from Robinson, and chipped a shot over the keeper’s head, who was charging out of the net in an attempt to beat Westbrook to the ball.
Robinson, off a feed from Kiley Stillman, provided an insurance goal with 14 minutes remaining in the contest.
“Kennedy had two great goals, placed well over the goalie,” said Hogan.
“And, Paige Robinson is the best distributer on the team,” Hogan noted. “She is a very selfless player, who is very good at connecting passes to her teammates. Almost all forward movement starts with Paige.”
Waverly had an 11-2 advantage in shots-on-goal, while SVEC had a 2-1 edge in corner kicks.
Freshman Lea Cole had four saves for the Lady Wolverines.
“Honestly, with the type of competition we had last night, I am happy with how today turned out,” aid Hogan.
“I know it was a very different score from last time we met them, but the girls have had a rough week,” added Hogan in reference to Waverly’s 7-0 win in their first meeting with SVEC this season.
Waverly, now 8-1-3, is scheduled to play at Dryden Tuesday.
IN PHOTO 1: Waverly’s Kennedy Westbrook. … PHOTOS BY MIKE LUBERTOWICZ.