Cougars slow it down to take off

September 14, 2004|by JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent

WILLIAMSPORT - The Jefferson girls soccer team is striving for perfection.

The Cougars kept their goal intact on Monday by raising their record to 5-0 with a 3-0 win over Williamsport, scoring all their goals in the second half.

"It was a sweet victory," Jefferson coach Dunnie Bache said. "I thought that we played well in the first half. But we just played excellent in the second half. I told our girls at halftime to slow down our attack a little bit, so we can get more numbers up front. We did that very well."

Junior forward Gaby Carstens got the Cougars on the scoreboard with 34:14 remaining on a goal from the left side off an assist by freshman Tiffany Banks.


Jefferson scored 3 1/2 minutes later when sophomore Julie Adams scored from left side on an assist by senior Hannah-Rose Wisniewski.

Carstens scored with 2:29 remaining on an assist by Adams to finish the scoring.

"I think that we really picked it up in the second half and looked wonderful," Carstens said. "We really started to play good offense in the second half and the defense stepped it up some more."

The Cougars outshot the Wildcats, 14-5. Senior goalkeeper Catie Vancour had 11 saves for Williamsport (1-2).

"We made a couple of mistakes and they took it to us for making them," Williamsport coach J.R. Mellott said. "Jefferson is a good team. They are fast and they are using their wings well. I still feel that we are making some progress. We just haven't gotten it all together. We just ran out of gas in the second half."

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