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September 28, 2011 - 12:04pm
posted by Chad Flint in sports, elba, Alexander, Girl's Soccer, kendall.

Alexander moved their overall and league record to 7-0 on the season with a 3-1 win against Elba last Wednesday at home and following that up with a 3-1 win last night home to Kendall.

In the Elba match Senior Forward had 2 goals, one in each half, while Freshman Defender Sydney Breton picked up her first varsity goal late in the game to seal the victory.  Sophomore Forward Korie Leitten assisted on Pettys' first goal while Junior Midfielder Abby Shilvock assisted on the last 2 goals.  Sophomore keeper Jess DeAngelo made 3 saves in goal to pick up the win.

Last night Alexander welcomed Kendall to their field and came away with a 3-1 victory.  Senior Forward Julia Pettys converted passes from Freshman Midfielder Breyana Crawford and Junior Midfielder Becca Bykowski in the 1st half to stake Alexander to a 2-0 halftime lead.  Shortly after halftime, with Alexander struggling to get any sort of soccer going, Kendall sent a cross into the middle of the field.  Alexander nearly scored an own goal, but the ball came off the post right to a Kendall attacker who found the net to make it 2-1.  Sophomore Forward Lydia Spiotta converted a Pettys pass to make the score 3-1 later on in the match.  Sophomore keeper Jess DeAngelo had 4 saves in net to pick up the win.

Defenders Gabby Kwiatek (Junior), Sarah Loranty (Junior), Sydney Breton (Freshman), and Ashlee Wolf (Junior) all had strong games anchoring the back line and limiting what Kendall was able to do.

Thursday Alexander travels to Wheatland-Chili in a matchup of the leagues top 2 teams - Alexander is currently 7-0 in the league while Wheatland-Chili is 6-0-1.  Game time is 6:30pm.

September 8, 2011 - 9:09am

Holley traveled to Alexander in the opening game for both teams in the 2011 season. Alexander came away with a 2-0 win thanks to goals by Junior Midfielder Abby Shilvock and Senior Forward Julia Pettys.  Alexander was playing in a different formation with many starters in different positions due to various circumstances but were able to settle down and control the game as time wore on.  Early on the game was a bit ragged as the revamped lineup got used to playing in the positions they were in.  Alexander had a couple chances midway through the first half but was not able to convert on any.

Sophomore Korie Leitten filled in as the the goalie and had a couple nice saves in the first half to keep Holley off the board.  It was Leitten's first game at any level in goal.  

Inside the final minutes Shilvock hit a cross to Pettys on the back post and Pettys' header nearly found the corner but was cleared out by Holley.  However Alexander got the ball right back to Shilvock who hit a shot from 22 yards that found the top left corner of the net to give Alexander a 1-0 lead just before halftime.

Alexander came out in the 2nd half and began to get more of the possession and it paid off about 15 minutes in as Shilvock found Pettys with a nice through ball inside the 18 yard box and Pettys finished with her left foot low in the right side of the goal to make the score 2-0.  

Leitten continued her solid work in goal by knocking a corner kick clear later in the half to keep the score 2-0.  With about 10 minutes left Holley had a cross go off the post but it was cleared out by Junior Defender Gabby Kwiatek to again keep the score at 2-0.

It was a great all around performance by the ladies from Alexander as they got were swarming on defense to the ball and applied a lot of pressure high up the field on Holley's defense and midfield and that lead to a lot of turnovers while also breaking up Holley's possession and attack before it got into Alexander's defensive 3rd.  Leitten finished with 7 saves to get the win and shutout.

Starting Lineup for Alexander: Korie Leitten (10th, GK), Gabby Kwiatek (11th, D), Eliza Vacanti (10th, D), Sydney Breton (9th, D), Ashlee Wolf (11th, D), Maria Dominick (11th, M), Mary Kunze (9th, M), Abby Shilvock (11th, M), Emily Alvut (10th, M), Lydia Spiotta (10th, F), Julia Pettys (12th, F)

Substitutes for Alexander: Morgan Woodhouse (11th, D), Sam Marchisin (11th, M), Nikki Draves (11th, F), Breyana Crawford (9th, F)

September 23, 2010 - 12:01pm
posted by Chad Flint in batavia, sports, Alexander, Girl's Soccer.

Alexander improved to 6-0-1 on the season and 5-0 in the Genesee Region with a 5-0 win over Notre Dame at GCC Wednesday afternoon.  Sophomore Abby Shilvock had Alexander's 2 goals in the 1st half as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead at the break (assists to Senior Tessa Bigelow and Senior Maria Senneset).  In the 2nd half Alexander got goals from Senior Claire Hartl (assist to senior Autumn Atkinson), Atkinson, and Sophomore Gabby Kwiatek (assist to Senneset).

Hannah Wilson need to make only 1 save en route to her 2nd straight shutout and 6th win on the season.

Alexander's next game is Friday in Elba at 4:30.

September 21, 2010 - 1:49pm
posted by Chad Flint in sports, Alexander, pembroke, Girl's Soccer.

 Alexander improved to 5-0-1 on the season with a 7-0 win over Pembroke at home on Saturday morning.  Alexander jumped out to a 5-0 halftime lead with goals from Sophomore Abby Shilvock (7th minute - assisted by Junior Julia Pettys), Senior Megan Schmieder (13th minute, assisted by Senior Morgan Mattice), Pettys (24th minute, unassisted), Senior Kylie Bank (35th minute assisted by Pettys and Sophomore Gabby Kwiatek) and Senior Tessa Bigelow (38th minute assisted by Bank).

Alexander put 2 more goals away win the 2nd half with Kwiatek finding the net in the 7th minute unassisted and Shilvock finding the net for her 2nd in the 14th minute unassisted.  Senior Hannah Wilson had 5 saves in net for her 5th win of the season and her 1st shutout.  Alexander's next game is Wednesday the 22nd @ Notre Dame.

September 16, 2010 - 8:12am
posted by Chad Flint in sports, byron, Alexander, Girl's Soccer.

 Alexander moved its record to 4-0-1 overall and 3-0 in the Genesee Region with a 2-1 win over Byron-Bergen (1-2) Tuesday night in Bergen.  Alexander jumped out to an early lead when Senior Midfielders Tessa Bigelow and Morgan Mattice both got their heads on a direct kick and Junior Forward Julia Pettys found the net (her 7th of the year) to put Alexander up 1-0.  That lead didn't last long as Bergen converted a through ball on a direct kick to make the score 1-1.  Alexander had the lead back within 10 minutes of the Bergen goal as Senior Midfielder Autumn Atkinson fired her first goal into the back of the net off a cross from Pettys midway through the 1st half.  That is all the scoring that the game would see despite several other chances throughout the remainder of the game, including 2 breakaways by Pettys in the final 5 minutes.

Alexander's defense played a stellar game allowing only 5 shots allowing Senior Keeper Hannah Wilson (3 saves) to have an easy day in net for Alexander.

Alexander is off until Saturday when they will host Pembroke at 9am.

September 14, 2010 - 10:31am
posted by Chad Flint in Attica, sports, Alexander, Girl's Soccer.

Attica jumped out to an early lead thanks to a goal on a breakaway in the 1st half and looked to be on their way to a league victory over Alexander until they were issued a red card with 21 minutes left in the game and played a player down for the final portion of the game and allowed Alexander back into it.  Sophomore Midfielder Abby Shilvock scored the tying goal with 18 minutes left in the game and that score held up until overtime.

3 minutes into the first overtime Shilvock sent a ball to the front of the net and Junior Forward Julia Pettys headed the ball in the goal (her 6th of the season) to put Alexander on top 2-1.  That score held up for the remainder of overtime and snuck a victory from what had looked to be a loss midway through the 2nd half.

Alexander moves to 3-0-1 overall and 2-0 in the league while Attica falls to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the league.  Alexander's next game is Tuesday night in Byron-Bergen at 6:30 against the Bees in what should be another great Genesee Region Game.

September 9, 2010 - 9:25am
posted by Chad Flint in sports, Alexander, soccer, Girl's Soccer, holley.

 Alexander knocked off 2 time defending league champion Holley Wednesday evening 3-1 in the first game on their new field.  It was Alexander's first win over Holley in over 2 years.

Alexander opened the scoring in the 18th minute as Senior Forward Megan Schmieder finished off a pass from Sophomore midfielder Abby Shilvock to make the score 1-0.  Holley tied it in the 34th minute on a corner kick.  Alexander nearly went back on top as Schmieder had a breakaway but failed to get a shot off before the Holley keeper slid to knock the ball off her feet.

In the 2nd half Alexander had the majority of the possession but could not convert any of their chances.  Senior Midfielder Tessa Bigelow took a pass from Senior Midfielder Claire Hartl but rang her shot off the crossbar to keep the score tied at 1.  In the 75th minute of the game Junior Forward Julia Pettys knocked in a rebound of her own shot to put Alexander back on top (her 5th goal of the season).  In the 78th minute Shilvock ripped a 30 yard shot into the top corner to put the game out of reach.

Alexander's Senior Keeper Hannah Wilson picked up her 2nd win of the season with 8 stops in goal.

Alexander's record is now 2-0-1 overall and 1-0 in the league.  Holley drops to 0-1.

Alexander's next game is Friday on the road @ Attica at 4:30pm.  Attica is 2-0 coming into the game.

September 7, 2010 - 2:18pm
posted by Chad Flint in sports, Alexander, Girl's Soccer.

Alexander picked up their first win of the season and remained unbeaten at 1-0-1 in the consolation game of the Keshequa Tournament.  Junior Forward Julia Pettys found the net before the halfway mark of the 1st half off an assist from Senior Midfielder Tessa Bigelow.  Portville would tie the score at the halfway mark of the 1st half off a corner kick.

Alexander went back on top moments later as Pettys found the net again (her 4th of the season) off an assist from Senior Forward Megan Schmieder (her 2nd assist of the season).  Senior Goal Keeper Hannah Wilson picked up the win in net.

Pettys was named to the all-tournament team after the game.

Alexander opens up Genesee Region play Wednesday the 8th of September at 4:30 at home against Holley.  It will be the first game on Alexander's new varsity field.

September 3, 2010 - 2:17pm
posted by Chad Flint in sports, Alexander, Girl's Soccer.

In the opening game of the season the Alexander girls varsity soccer team ended regulation and overtime tied 2-2 with Arkport (the defending State Class D Champions) and fell 5-4 in the Penalty Kick Shootout after 6 kickers.

Alexander opened the scoring as Junior Forward Julia Pettys finished a rebound off Senior Midfielder Claire Hartl's shot to make the score 1-0 midway through the first half.  Arkport tied the game (against the run of play) on a corner with under 10 minutes remaining in the first half to tie the game at 1.

It took only 3 minutes after halftime for Alexander to go back on top as Pettys again finished a rebound, this time from Senior Forward Megan Schmieder.  Alexander looked to be on their way to victory only to have Arkport pounce on a cross that made its way across the mouth of the goal and was slid in with 57 seconds left in the game.  

Through 20 minutes of overtime neither team could score.  Each team sent 5 kickers out to take a PK, Alexander converted 4 of 5 (Senior Midfielder Autumn Atkinson, Senior Defender Amber Finan, Senior Defender Summer Bliss, and Sophomore Midfielder Abby Shilvock all found the net) but Arkport also converted 4 of 5 with Senior Goalkeeper Hannah Wilson making one save.  Alexander missed their next kick over the net and Arkport scored their last kick (despite Wilson getting a solid hand on it) and Arkport advanced to the final against the hosts.  Alexander will play Portville in the Consolation game.

Wilson made 8 saves in net while Arkports keeper made 18 which really displayed the advantage Alexander had in shots in the game.

Alexander is 0-0-1 on the season and plays Portville Saturday at 5:45pm at Kiwanis Field in Nunda.

April 16, 2010 - 2:04pm
posted by Chad Flint in Anna Dominick, sports, Alexander, soccer, Girl's Soccer.

I have really slacked off on putting this article together.  Here is a link to the story on the Roberts website and I will be posting my own write up on it next week while I am on break.  She received a scholarship as well.



October 31, 2009 - 2:12pm
posted by Chad Flint in sports, Alexander, Girl's Soccer, sectionals.

The Alexander girl's soccer team made their way back into the semi-finals for the 6th time in the last 7 years last night with a 2-1 win in overtime over Caledonia-Mumford Friday night in Caledonia.  Alexander entered the game as the 5th seed and Cal-Mum was the 4 seed.

Alexander ran out to a 1-0 lead early in the game as sophomore forward Julia Pettys scored a goal off a cross from freshman midfielder Abby Shilvock to put Alexander up 1-0 with the strong wind at their back in the 1st half.  The wind was blowing from one end of the field to the other and gusting an estimated 20 miles and hour throughout the game.  The score remained 1-0 at halftime.

In the 2nd half Alexander would have to go into the wind and preserve the lead.  Caledonia wasted little time knotting the game at 1 as they scored on one of their many corner kicks in the 2nd half 9 minutes into the half.  Alexander struggled to clear their defensive 3rd the entire half and worked incredibly hard to keep the score at 1-1.  Junior goalkeeper Hannah Wilson made a fantastic leaping save late in the 2nd half to keep the score 1-1 and send the game to over time.

Alexander again had the wind at their backs in the first half of overtime.  Alexander went right to work and put pressure immediately on the Cal-Mum net.  3 minutes into the 1st half of overtime senior forward Anna Dominick received a ball 40 yards from goal and went to work dribbling past the entire Cal-Mum defense and getting inside the 18 yard box.  Passing up an average shot she drew the sweeper in and cut the ball to her left around the sweeper and beat a diving keeper in the lower right hand corner to make the score 2-1.  Alexander had a couple chances to make it 3-1 but didn't find the net.

In the 2nd OT Alexander would again have to protect a 1 goal lead going into the wind.  This time they made that lead stand up as the defense and midfield worked incredibly hard and limited Cal-Mums chances.  Alexander's forwards held possession of the ball and helped kill the final minutes off the clock.

With the win Alexander moved to 14-3-1 on the season and has a matchup Tuesday night against 8th seeded Nazareth who upset the top seeded Bloomfield Bombers in the quarter finals.  Alexander and Bloomfield met in the quarterfinals 2 years ago with Alexander winning that game.  Very few players are left from that team but it is sure to be a great battle.

October 22, 2009 - 8:38am
posted by Chad Flint in Attica, sports, Alexander, Girl's Soccer, holley, kendall.

Alexander picked up 2 wins over the last week with a 3-1 win over Attica last Thursday and a 2-0 win in Kendall Wednesday night.

In the win over Attica, Tessa Bigelow, Anna Dominick, and Kylie Bank had the goals with Dominick picking up 2 assists and Summer Bliss picking up the other one.  The score was 1-1 at the half before Alexander scored 2 unanswered in the 2nd half to win the game.

Last night Alexander had a great 1st half picking up goals from Megan Schmieder (from Anna Dominick) and Julia Pettys (from Amber Finan) to get out to a 2-0 halftime lead.  The 2nd half Kendall put on a ton of pressure but Junior Keeper Hannah Wilson made 7 saves in net picking up her 7th shutout of the season with the defense playing solid in front of her.  Savannah VanSon cleared a ball off the goal line after Wilson had made the initial save.

Holley and Byron-Bergen played to a 0-0 tie meaning that Friday night Alexander travels to Holley for a 6:30 contest that will decide the GR Division 1 (and GR League) champion.  Alexander enters the game 12-2-1 (11-2-1 league) while Holley enters the game 13-1-1 (12-1-1 league).  Holley needs only a tie to win the league title.  Alexander needs a win which would knot the teams at 12-2-1 in the league with a 1-1 record against each other and the league title would come down to divisional record where Alexander would then have the advantage.  The first time these two teams played Holley picked up a 2-1 win in Alexander.

October 14, 2009 - 8:53am
posted by Chad Flint in sports, elba, Alexander, pembroke, Girl's Soccer.

Alexander picked up a 4-1 win in Elba last Friday to move to 10-1-1 on the season and then dropped a 2-1 decision to Pembroke at home Tuesday to drop to 10-2-1 on the season.

In the game against Elba Alexander got goals from Amber Finan, Julia Pettys, Tessa Bigelow, and Kylie Bank to pace the offense while the defense nearly pitched a shutout as Elba's only goal was scored late in the game on a well placed shot off an indirect kick.

Alexander fell behind early 1-0 and was down 2-0 in the 1st half to Pembroke before attempting to rally in the 2nd half but falling short.  Autumn Atkinson blasted a direct kick into the net 10 minutes into the 2nd half to bring Alexander back to within 1 at 2-1 but Alexander couldn't find the net again and would fall by that score.  Alexander's defense got off to a very slow start but were much more energized in the 2nd half and welcomed Junior Taylor Antinore back to the lineup as she returned from a month out with Mono.  Alexander had chances in the 2nd half, possibly the best one was when Senior Anna Dominick hit the crossbar late (she also found the bar in the 1st half) but it stayed out of the net.  Pembroke played a great game of defense and got some great goalkeeping to preserve the lead.

Alexander's next game is home Thursday against Attica.

October 8, 2009 - 11:59am
posted by Chad Flint in sports, Alexander, Girl's Soccer.

Since a 1-1 tie with Wheatland-Chili Alexander has picked up 4 wins in a row and has improved to 9-1-1 on the season and remains in 2nd place in the Genesee Region, 1 point behind league leading Holley.

Alexander started the winning streak with a 9-0 win over Lyndonville last Thursday.  Megan Schmieder, Kylie Bank, and Abby Shilvock each had 2 goals while Julia Pettys, Morgan Mattice, and Amber Finan each had 1 goal.  Lydia Spiotta had 2 assists, while Schmieder, Sarah Loranty, Summer Bliss, Ashley Szymanski, and Claire Hartl each had 1.  Hannah Wilson had 4 saves for Alexander.

Alexander then picked up a 2-1 win over Alden Saturday.  After a scoreless regulation Abby Shilvock scored 2 goals in the first 10 minutes of overtime to give Alexander a 2-0 lead.  Alden pulled one back in the 2nd OT to make the final score 2-1.  Anna Dominick, Tessa Bigelow, and Autumn Atkinson each picked up an assist in the win.  Hannah Wilson had 6 saves in net.

Alexander beat Bergen 2-1 on Monday in Bergen for their 3rd win in a row.  Ashley Szymanksi scored the first goal assisted by Amber Finan before Bergen tied it at 1.  Anna Dominick put Alexander back ahead off an assist by Claire Hartl late in the 1st half and that was all the scoring that would take place.  Hannah Wilson made 5 saves in net for the win.

Last night Alexander picked up a 5-0 over Oakfield at home.  Autumn Atkinson scored the first goal off a cross from Abby Shilvock and Julia Pettys.  Abby Shilvock then scored off a pass from Anna Dominick to make it 2-0 inside the first 10 minutes.  Dominick then scored from Shilvock to make it 3-0 16 minutes into the 1st half.  In the 2nd half Alexander picked up 2 more goals as Shilvock scored her 2nd on a pass from Megan Schmieder with 9 minutes left in the game.  Julia Pettys then scored to make it 5-0 off a pass from Tessa Bigelow.  Hannah Wilson made 2 saves in net for her 6th shutout of the year.

Holley beat Wheatland-Chili 2-0 to improve to 10-1 and remain 1 point ahead of Alexander (who is 9-1-1) on the season.  Holley and Alexander play in the last game of the season and it could be for the division title, if both teams were to win their 4 games leading up to that game (or have similar results).  There is still a lot of work left to be done, but the potential for a huge matchup is there.

September 30, 2009 - 8:56am
posted by Chad Flint in sports, Alexander, Girl's Soccer.

The 2nd place teams in division 1 and division 2 played to a 1-1 tie Tuesday in Alexander.  Wheatland-Chili jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on a goal in the 4th minute by Elizabeth Weir.  Alexander answered back in the 29th minute when Junior Tessa Bigelow converted a Penalty Kick that was awarded after Freshman Abby Shilvock was brought down in the box by a Wheatland-Chili defender.

Wheatland nearly went ahead 2-1 late in the 1st half when a direct kick was fired in on goal but Junior Hannah Wilson tipped it over the bar.  Alexander had several chances in the 2nd half to go on top but misfired on some good chances in front of the net.

In OT Alexander had several chances to put the game away but again misfired on shots around the net.

Wilson made 8 saves in net for Alexander.  Alexander had 13 corner kicks and was unable to convert any of them and that proved to be the difference in the game.

Alexander record moves to 5-1-1 and their next game is Thursday at Lyndonville.

September 28, 2009 - 9:58am
posted by Chad Flint in sports, Alexander, Girl's Soccer, kendall.

Alexander found themselves in OT again and prevailed again thanks to a header by Junior Morgan Mattice off a corner kick from Junior Autumn Atkinson 2 minutes into the first over time to make the final score 2-1.

Alexander had scored first 28 minutes into the game when Mattice's cross found Sophomore Julia Pettys who settled the ball and finished in the top left side of the net to make the score 1-0.  Alexander had 2 breakaways that they failed to convert and also had another goal called back due to a questionable offsides call and lead just 1-0 at halftime.

Kendall tied the score midway through the 2nd half and Alexander was unable to go back on top.  Junior Goalkeeper Hannah Wilson had 10 saves in the game and was helped by a strong defensive game from Seniors Leah Johnson and Freshman Abby Shilvock as they shut down the top scorer on Kendall's team.

With the win Alexander continues to keep pace with Holley in division 1 and has a 5-1 record on the season.  Alexander's next game is Tuesday at home against Wheatland-Chili in what should be another close hard fought game.

September 24, 2009 - 9:14am
posted by Chad Flint in sports, Alexander, Girl's Soccer.

Alexander picked up their 4th win on the season with a 6-0 win at home against Batavia Notre Dame Wednesday afternoon.  Alexander dominated the possession on the ball, especially in the 2nd half, and didn't allow Notre Dame to get a shot in the game.  Alexander's keeper never handled the ball with her feet or hands, Alexander did not take a goal kick.  Notre Dame did have one corner kick midway through the 2nd half but it was headed away by an Alexander defender.

Alexander's first goal of the game came in the 31st minute when Senior Anna Dominick found Junior Autumn Atkinson in front of the net and she found the net.  7 minutes later 8th grade Lydia Spiotta (up from the JV team for the game) finished off an assist from Junior Amber Finan.

In the 2nd half Alexander played much better soccer and found the net 4 more times.  In the 43rd minute Finan finished off a cross from Sophomore Julia Pettys.  One minute later Pettys scored from Finan.  In the 50th minute Junior Morgan Mattice scored a header on a cross from Freshman Abby Shilvock.  In the 68th minute Spiotta netted her 2nd of the game from Sophomores Megan Schmieder and Ashley Szymanski.

Alexander moves to 4-1 on the season while Notre Dame falls to 1-4.  Alexander hosts Kendall on Friday as they begin a stretch of 7 games in 17 days.

September 18, 2009 - 9:34am
posted by Chad Flint in sports, Alexander, pembroke, Girl's Soccer.

After suffering their first loss of the season on Tuesday at home Alexander tightened the GR Division 1 race back up handing Pembroke their first loss of the season with a 2-0 win in Pembroke on Thursday.  Holley picked up a win over Attica meaning that both Holley and Alexander have 3-1 records and Pembroke is 2-1-1 (Pembroke beat Holley and tied Bergen earlier in the season).  Both Pembroke and Holley have beaten Kendall (who sits at 2-2) and Alexander will play Kendall next week.

Alexander came out quick in the 1st half and got on the board early as Junior Keeper Hannah Wilson hit a booming punt that landed past midfield, bounced over the head of the sweeper, and streaking Sophomore Midfielder Julia Pettys ran onto it, took a couple dribbles and beat the Pembroke keeper low into the left side of the net for the 1-0 lead.  Alexander nearly made it 2-0 when Senior Forward Anna Dominick hit an excellent shot that was stopped by a diving save.  Junior Midfielder Tessa Bigelow hit the cross bar on a shot just before halftime again nearly doubling the lead.

Alexander continued to attack in the 2nd half and again nearly found the net to make it 2-0 as Junior Forward Morgan Mattice found Dominick in front of the net but her first time shot was stopped by the keeper again.  Alexander had another cross that Dominick nearly got on the end of but the keeper punched it away.  Finally with 11 minutes left in the game Dominick found Mattice on a cross at the top of the 18 and Mattice finished with her first touch chipping the keeper who was out challenging the play.

Alexander's defense was strong and organized throughout the game with Senior Leah Johnson, Senior Jamie Neth, Freshman Gabby Kwiatek, and Junior Amber Finan doing most of the marking and Junior Sweeper Savannah VanSon keeping things organized in the back.  Junior Goal Keeper Hannah Wilson made 7 saves in picking up her 3rd shutout of the season.  Freshman Midfielder Abby Shilvock had a great game on the outside marking one of Pembroke's quickest and most dangerous attackers.

Alexander is off until next Wednesday when they are home against Notre Dame.

September 16, 2009 - 2:04pm
posted by Chad Flint in sports, Alexander, Girl's Soccer, holley.

Alexander suffered their first loss of the season Tuesday at home 2-1 to Holley.  Alexander held a large advantage in shots (12 to 6) but the only thing the matters is the final score line and that was in favor of Holley.

Alexander got off to a quick start putting a large amount of pressure on the Holley net but was unable to get one in the back of the net.  Around the 10 minute mark Holley got their first good push down the field and Alexander Goalkeeper made an excellent diving save on the first shot that was hit, but a crashing Holley midfielder cleaned up the rebound and it was put in the net for a 1-0 Holley lead.

Alexander nearly tied it 5 minutes later as midfielder Autumn Atkinson hit a great direct kick from 19 yards but Holley keeper Julie Brooks made a great diving stop and the rebound was knocked away by Holley to keep it at 1-0.  Alexander looked strong possessing the ball throughout the remainder of the first half but couldn't put the final pass together or get the finish around the front of the net that they needed.

The 2nd half started in a similar fashion to the 1st half for Alexander as they immediately went down the field and put pressure on Holley.  However 3 minutes into the half Holley came down the field and had a quick give and go in the middle of the field that resulted in Holley's midfielder Emily Troup putting a ball in the net for the 2-0 lead.

Alexander continued to control the ball but still struggled to complete the final dangerous pass or get a shot on frame (several were sent over and wide) to get back in the game.  With 20 minutes left Forward Morgan Mattice found Forward Anna Dominick who beat 2 defenders and stuck the ball in the net to make it 2-1.  Alexander continued to push forward but the bad play in the final 3rd continued and they fell by a 2-1 score.

With the loss Alexander drops from 1st to 3rd in the GR standings.  Pembroke beat Kendall 1-0 and jumped to 1st while Holley moves into 2nd.  Alexander faces Pembroke on Thursday in Pembroke.

September 10, 2009 - 9:31am
posted by Chad Flint in Attica, sports, Alexander, Girl's Soccer.

Alexander played at Attica Wednesday night and came away with a strong 7-0 victory.  Alexander took a bit to get going but once they took control of the game they didn't slow down.

In the 13th minute Senior Defender Jamie Neth took a pass from fellow Senior Defender Leah Johnson and sent a high shot over the keepers head for the 1-0 lead.  5 minutes later Senior Forward Anna Dominick headed a corner kick from Junior Defender Savannah Vanson to make it 2-0.  Junior Forward Megan Schmieder made it 3-0 in the 27th minute (assists to Junior midfielders Autumn Atkinson and Kylie Bank).  3 minutes later Freshman Forward Abby Shilvock made it 4-0 (assists to Dominck and Bank).  A mere 2 minutes later Neth had her 2nd of the game (unassisted) to make the halftime score 5-0.

In the 2nd half Alexander continued to control play but wasn't getting the ball to the front of the net until Junior Midfielder Claire Hartl won a 50/50 ball and scored in the 31st minute (unassisted).  With 90 seconds left in the game Dominick had her 2nd (assisted by Atkinson) making the final 7-0.

Junior Goalkeeper Hannah Wilson made 3 saves for her 2nd shutout of the season with a strong help from her defense of Neth, Johnson, VanSon, Freshman Gabby Kwaitek, Junior Taylor Antinore, and Junior Summer Bliss.

Alexander moves to 2-0 on the season and is off until they face Holley at home next Tuesday.

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