A big “W” was tallied by the Stockbridge Women’s Junior Varsity Soccer Team at home on April 10 with a victory over Dansville.
The Aggies pressured the Panthers early and persistently throughout the match, but it was Stockbridge who scored first. Evelyn Ortiz-Martinez was a force on the field against Dansville. She put the Panthers ahead early with a perfectly placed penalty shot, arching the ball just over the fingers of the Aggie’s goal keeper to crash the back of the net. Raven Cruse completed three saves as the Panther goal keeper in the first half of play. Gracie Allen made three strong shots on goal to keep the Aggies keeper on guard.
Early in the second half Raven Cruse caught the corner of the Aggies net on a 30-yard midfield shot to put the Panthers up by two. Dansville was not subdued and mounted a persistent offensive effort to regain the match. They scored once but were then shut down by the defensive play of Haylee Howard, Haylie Steinkraus and Gracie Allen. Taylor Crockett marked three second half keeper saves and the match ended 2-1 in favor of the Panthers.