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Dice rolls Rebels

September 14, 2007|By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

The Clear Spring girls soccer team came out on top of a defensive battle with South Hagerstown, pulling out a 2-0 win on Thursday night at School Stadium.

"I think we have a lot of potential," said Clear Spring coach Jeff Semler, whose team improved to 2-2. "We have to play with the same intensity for every game. We cannot let down."

Junior midfielder Sarah Dice had both of the Blazers' goals. She gave Clear Spring a 1-0 lead in the 36th minute, scoring on an assist by Elizabeth DeBold.

"Sarah Dice is a really good team leader and she does a good job of putting the ball into the net," Semler said. "She got a good pass from Elizabeth DeBold."

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Dice said the goal took some of the pressure off her team.

"It was a good pass from another player," she said. "I kept it on the ground and then I scored on the left side. That first goal got everybody's hopes up."

Dice gave the Blazers a 2-0 lead a penalty kick with 14 minutes left.

"It was a little shaky in the beginning," Dice said. "But towards the last 15 minutes of the game, we started putting plays together and we were able to pull a goal. We had possession for most of the second half. Our goalkeeper, Elizabeth Andrews, was able to shut down their goals. We played well as a team and we pulled off another victory as a team."

Andrews finished with seven saves.

"Our defense played an outstanding game," Semler said. "The anchor of the defense is in the center with Aysa Brown and Jessi Kissner. They just hustled and kept the ball out of the center of the field as did the rest of the defenders."

Clear Spring outshot South, 25-9.

"We improved from Tuesday's (3-0 loss) against Williamsport," said South coach Scott Buhrman, whose team fell to 0-4. "Our girls never gave up. We had some good shots. The ball just couldn't seem to go in. We're looking forward to a rematch. Our defense is good. Our goalies, Alisha French and Chandler Shipway, played real physical. They made six saves each."

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