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Final Match Report – Spring 2007

Cary Academy Junior Varsity Girl’s Soccer (2-8-1, 0-2-0)

Cardinal Gibbons versus Cary Academy
Thursday, May 3

Final Score:
Cardinal Gibbons: 4
Cary Academy: 0

Without heart, a passion for the game, respect for your opponent, and desire, it’s very difficult to be successful in life. This fact also holds true on the soccer field. An uninspired first half of play saw the Chargers give up four goals in the first twenty minutes of Thursday’s match against Cardinal Gibbons, a deficit from which the Chargers could not recover. Two Charger starters were benched due to poor performance at practice, and the inability to effectively move the ball forward made the task of being competitive even more difficult. Wanting to win their final match of the season, the Chargers went into halftime having dug themselves into a big hole.

The second half saw a much stronger effort by the Chargers, but a staunch Crusader defense, who did not concede a goal all season, refused to break. Keeping the Crusaders off the scoreboard in the second half was the outstanding goalkeeping of Kelly Andrejko. Passion recovered, technical failings prevented the Chargers from mounting a consistent enough attack to truly threaten the Crusader goal, and at the end of 70 minutes the final score read 0-4. A moral victory, but a defeat on the pitch.

The Chargers ended their season with a record of 2-8-1, with the Golden Boot award, which is given to the player with the most goals, being earned by Sarah Berger. Katja Kleine and Jordan Bowles acted as captains for the team, and did an exemplary job. From February through the last match, 14 girls became a soccer team and consistently represented their school with dignity and pride.