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Early goal pushes Cougars to victory

October 25, 2000

Early goal pushes Cougars to victory



By DAN SPEARS / Staff Writer


SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - The Jefferson girls soccer team took a one-goal lead over Martinsburg just seven minutes into Tuesday night's in the W.Va. Class AAA Region II Section 1 final.

About a minute later, the game - for all intents and purposes - was over.

Martinsburg's Sara Miller hit a shot off the crossbar, and the Cougars grabbed momentum from there on its way to a 2-0 victory and a spot in Saturday's region championship against top-ranked Morgantown.

"That was important. Funny things can happen in this game," Jefferson coach Tammy Miller said. "Martinsburg sort of got a long face after that. I knew we were one up right there."

Jefferson (13-1-3) got its goal from Ellen Brosh off a feed from Lindsay Edwards. Brosh shot from 18 yards over the top of Martinsburg keeper Toccara Skye.

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The Bulldogs (13-7-1) responded quickly, but when Miller tracked down a long ball and just missed from 15 yards out, the Bulldogs saw their luck turn against them again.

"We were just a little frustrated. It's been like that for the last couple of games, where the breaks just haven't gone our way," Martinsburg coach Tim Michaels said. "But it's part of the game and you've got to deal with it.

"I was like everyone else, I thought that was going in, and then I heard the clang."

The Cougars had more control the rest of the way and closed the scoring in the 59th minute by Edwards, who put in a shot from 19 yards away. Martinsburg had a mad dash to open the fourth quarter, but the Jefferson defense adjusted halfway through the period and put the game away.

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