Cavaliers score four straight to beat Triton 4-1.
Southern Lee flew into Erwin Tuesday, just to buzz by the Hawks soccer team, 4-1.
The Cavaliers scored the final four goals of the game, after Hawk Billy-Kate Pope opened the game with a goal.
“We scored good a early goal,” Triton head coach Brian Foster said. “We worked a high press and made their full back make some decisions. … Pope handled her business.”
Even the visiting team’s coach had respect for Triton’s only goal of the game.
“They got an early lead on us with a beautiful shot,” Southern Lee head varsity soccer coach Chris Gill said.
Pope’s kick for a far-corner score was perfect, he said, “You couldn’t ask for any better.”
Unfortunately for Triton, Pope’s goal started the engine of a Cavalier team about to take flight. “We were flat coming in,” Gill said. “That (score) caught us on our heels and woke us up.”
Senior Cavalier Jocelyn Miranda got her team back in the game by scoring their first goal.
According to her head coach, Miranda “opened up the flood gates, scoring wise.” The Cavaliers would reach peak altitude later on and soar past the Triton Hawks. “We stepped it up in the second half. I couldn’t be more proud of my girls,” Gill said.
While Gill was happy to be able to make some substitutions later on in the match, Foster was happy his team was able to give it their all.
Triton’s Laura Castro played her first game back after injury. Sophomore Daughtry Williams and senior Darby Shea also returned from spring break at full health.
“We came back healthier than we were. We came back complete,” Foster said. “(Southern Lee) is good. … I told them that’s the hardest we’ve played in a month.”
— Shaun Savarese
Though Triton girls soccer fell to Southern Lee on Tuesday, 4-1, head coach Brian Foster was optimistic about his newly-healthy
team. 'They felt good about what they did out there,' he said.
Daily Record Photo/Shaun Savarese