The Patriots cruised to a 3-1 victory over the St. Dominic Saints. They controlled the game from the opening kickoff to the final whistle. The Patriots outshot the Saints 28-4 on the night.
The Patriots were immediately in the attacking third of the field when the whistle blew to begin the game. They applied a constant pressure, sending crosses through the box and shots at the goal. The first goal came just over eleven minutes in, when an early cross by Amelia Cobb bounced behind a defender and found her cousin Nicole Cobb near the top of the box. Nicole had a quick soft touch to make the keeper miss the ball as she rushed out with enough pace to cross the goal line before the defenders could recover.
Five minutes later West Duffy scored on a free kick for the second time in as many games. She took the shot from about thirty yards out. Sent a hard high shot that looked like the keeper had covered, but it was just out of her reach, hitting the upper ninety of the goal.
West scored for a second time in the game with just over sixteen minutes left in the first half. This time she was on the receiving end of a cross by Emma West, who sent the ball into the box from the right side. West was near the penalty line when she received the ball and shot it at goal, deflecting off the keeper’s hand and into the back of the net.
The second half continued the attacking pressure by the Patriots. They would take shot after shot, but wouldn’t find the back of the net again. The Saints were able to create a few attacking opportunities in the second half, taking a total of four shots. Their lone goal of the game came just over ten minutes into the half when Emily Wallingford got around the Patriots defense and sent a great shot into the back of the net.
The Patriots improved to 2-2 with the win. They will look to build upon this win when they face the North Yarmouth Academy Panthers Wednesday October 14th and then the Lake Region Lakers the following day. Varsity will play first against the Panthers with kick off at 4pm and JV following.