Dover girls tie John Glenn, beat Canton Central Catholic
In their last two games, the Dover girls soccer team tied John Glenn 1-1 Monday and defeated Canton Central Catholic 3-1 last week.
From Dover Coach James Kline:
Monday, Oct. 3
Dover 1 – John Glenn 1
Monday night, we took on the John Glenn Muskies in an East District matchup. You could tell both teams came to play and knew the weight involved in this game with playoff seeding looming. We did a nice good job pressuring John Glenn and creating opportunities for school goals. In the 16th minute, Alyssa Feller beat a defender and played a dangerous ball across the box where her sister Emilyn Feller was on the other end with a toe poke for the first goal of the game and half. The battle went back and forth the rest of the half with no more goals being scored in the first half.
At half, we discussed how this team wasn’t going to go away unless we put them away. Unfortunately, we did not do that and 5 minutes into the half two Muskies played some nice combination passes to get through our defense and score. The girls fought hard the rest of the half to try and find a go ahead goal, but unfortunately, could not find one and the game ended in a draw.
This brings our record to 9-4-1 with playoff seeding this weekend. We have another long stretch without a game, but have games on Monday (Wooster), Wednesday (Louisville), and Saturday (New Philadelphia) next week.
Thursday, Sept. 29
Dover 3 – Canton Central Catholic 1
After a week off, we traveled up north to take on Canton Central Catholic on Thursday night. Last week, we had two losses to get past and we took a few days off to allow the girls to enjoy their homecoming. It seemed to give everyone a much-needed mental break away from soccer and allowed all the girls to get right physically and mentally.
The game started off very well for us when Sophia Bielski beat her defender down the sideline and played a great cross that Alyssa Feller found out of the air with a beautiful one-touch finish to put us up 1-0. Unfortunately, that is where the scoring ended for both teams in the first half. However, we played some really good soccer and created a lot of dangerous chances, but again just couldn’t find goals.
In the second half, we continued to have most of the possession and it resulted in another goal fifteen minutes into the second half. Carley Noretto took a pass from Alyssa Feller and beat a few defenders before putting a nice shot past the keeper. We continued to pressure and create an opportunity which resulted in another goal five minutes later when Emilyn Feller crossed a ball that deflected off a Crusader defender into the goal. We talk about this a lot, putting the ball into the mix is going to create goals. Whether we are the ones on the other end of the cross or not, balls into the middle of the box can create goals and it worked out for us this time.
With about two minutes to go, a Crusader forward made a very hard run, made a nice move to create space, and hit a beautiful shot that snuck past Addie Martin. Unfortunately, it was not how we wanted to finish the game, but at times, you have to tip your cap to the other team when they make a play like that. Addie Martin finished with 3 saves with one incredible save in the first half that keep the game 1-0. If that shot went in, it could have changed the entire game.
On Monday, Oct. 3, Dover’s JV girls soccer traveled to John Glenn High School to take on their JV team before the varsity matchup. The game ended in a tie, 1-1, with Dover’s sole goal scored by Kenzie Wright (#3, Sophomore). The JV record is now 9-0-3.
On Wednesday, September 28, Dover JV Girls Soccer traveled to Alliance, where they defeated the Aviators 4-0. Belen Bravo-Angel (#2, Sophomore) scored the first girl off of a corner kick, by Cashlyn Harmon (#11, Freshman). Emilyn Feller (#10, Sophomore) had the next goal off an assist by Belen Bravo-Angel. Taylor Vaughan (#16, Freshman) started off the second half of the game with a goal, assisted by Ansley Bolon (#18, Freshman). The final goal shot by Cashlyn Harmon was assisted by Jenna Molk (#4, Freshman). The Tornadoes record is now 9-0-2.