Western Albemarle High School

Girls Junior Varsity Soccer
 


Spring 2004 Game Summaries


Game #1 - Western's opening game was a home contest against Nelson County High School. Western won 13-0 against an overmatched Nelson County team that has only recently fielded a JV squad. Jade Felton started the scoring in the second minute of play with the assist coming from Liz Nuesch. Jess Abrams got the next goal eight minutes later after receiving a pass in the box from Hannah Pace and tapping it into the net. Three minutes after that Jade Felton notched her second goal with the assist coming from Courtnee Bateman. With fifteen minutes left in the half Briana Guertler scored an unassisted goal after moving up to the forward position. Becca Clugston scored on a high shot from 25 yards out with two minutes left in the half. With time running out in the first half the prettiest goal of the game was scored when Courtnee Bateman took the ball down the right sideline and sent a cross into the box that Amelia Sitler one-touched into the net. Early in the second half Amelia Sitler scored again on a cross as Hannah Pace picked up her second assist of the game. With eight minutes gone in the half Hannah Pace scored a goal with the assist coming from Liz Nuesch and Jenni Pack. At the halfway point Becca Clugston got her second goal of the night. Three minutes later Courtnee Bateman put the ball in the back of the goal. With seven minutes left in the game Jess Abrams got her second goal of the night with the assist coming from Liza Dunsmore. Two minutes later Amelia Sitler completed her hat trick with her third goal with Briana Guertler providing the assist. The last goal came with just over three minutes left in the game as Jess Abrams completed her hat trick as Liza Dunsmore picked up her second assist of the evening.

Game #2 - Western lost its first game 2-1 in an away game in Richmond against Collegiate School. Collegiate got off to a good start by dominating ball possession and continually pushed the ball into Western's defensive half of the field. Collegiate got the first goal of the game twelve minutes into the game. They took a hard low shot from just outside the penalty box that was blocked by Jordan Maupin and then tapped the rebound into the empty net. Just four minutes later a loose ball in the penalty box created a mad scamble for possession by both teams and finally Collegiate was able to put a foot on the ball and send it into the net. Collegiate kept the pressure on the entire first half. Briana Guertler and Hannah Pace provided some great defensive play to enable Western to survive the half with the score 2-0. Western finally got on the board with a goal eleven minutes into the second half. Kim Gibson sent a long pass from her defender position to Briana Guertler who had moved up to the forward position. Briana collected the ball about five yards beyond the center line and started a fourty yeard sprint towards the goal. As she reached the penalty box she beat the onrushing keeper to the ball and slipped the ball past the keeper into the goal. Western generated a couple of goal scoring chances in the second half, but were unable to finish. Western played tough defense to keep Collegiate out of the goal in the second half despite continued pressure. Hannah Pace played a great game as she continually came back into the defensive end of the field to stay with one of Collegiate's fastest players and she still was able to get upfield to get into the attack whenever possible.

Game #3 - Western picked up its second win of the season with a 7-1 victory at Nelson County High School. Neither team was able to generate any sustained attacks on the goal in the first half and both teams had a difficult time connecting on their passes. With sixteen minutes left in the half Western was finally able to put the ball in the goal. Becca Clugston made a throw-in into the penalty box that Liz Nuesch settled and Liz sent a short pass to Briana Guertler who put the ball past the keeper just inside the near post. The first half ended with the score 1-0. Western got on the board immediately in the second half. Western took the opening kick and sent a ball wide to Briana Guertler who dribbled down the left side, turned towards the goal and passed the ball in front of the goal where Amelia Sitler put a hard shot into the back of the goal. Fifteen minutes into the half Briana and Amelia again teamed up for another goal with Amelia gathering a cross from Briana and slipping it past the keeper. Just three minutes later Amelia Sitler completed her second hat trick of the season when she gained possession of a loose ball about twenty-five yards out from the goal, took a few soft touches and put a shot into the left corner of the goal. Nelson County came back two minutes later with its only goal of the game. Nelson's midfield played a ball past Western's defense to its forward who collected the ball and sent a high shot into the corner of the goal. With eleven minutes left in the game Briana Guertler picked up her third assist of the game sending a cross into the box that Courtnee Bateman put into the goal. With just two minutes left in the game Western got its prettiest goal of the night. Western's midfielders put together several nice passes and finally got the ball to Liz Nuesch on the left side who sent a nice cross to the far post. Courtnee Bateman was in the correct spot and calmly redirected the pass by the keeper. One minute later Liz Nuesch got the final goal of the game when she finally connected on one of her many chances with the assist coming from Hannah Pace.

Game #4 - Western lost its second game of the season 3-0 in a home contest against cross town rival Albemarle High School. Albemarle set the tone of the game early by beating Western to the ball and using its speed on the wings to create numerous scoring chances. Albemarle scored off of a corner kick seven minutes into the game. With fourteen minutes left to play in the half Albemarle took the ball down along the right sideline and scored on a long high shot from twenty-five yards out. Four minutes later Albemarle got its third goal of the half with a short shot from directly in front of the goal. Western was able to generate a little bit of offense in the second half. Western's best scoring opportunity came off of a Becca Clugston corner kick that Liza Dunsmore was able to get her head on but was saved by Albemarle's goalkeeper right on the goal line.

Game #5 - Western played its first Jefferson District game in a home contest against Monticello High School. Monticello won the game by a score of 1-0. In the first half Western did a great job of possessing the ball, taking balls out of the air, winning the 50/50 balls, and keeping the ball in their offensive half of the field. Western had twelve shots on goal and Monticello had none as the half ended. In the second half Western continued to play well but could only produce four more shots on goal. With thirteen minutes left in the game Monticello got a breakaway right up the middle of the field and scored after eluding Tara Merkel chasing from behind and Jordan Maupin coming out from goal.

Game #6 - Western evened its record at 3-3-0 with a 7-0 victory at William Monroe High School. Liz Nuesch got the first goal of the game with the assist coming from Jade Felton. Briana Guertler scored next after receiving a throw-in from Kim Gibson. Brianna got her second goal of the night and the final goal of the first half when she scored an unassisted goal. Jade Felton started the scoring in the second half after receiving a corner kick from Becca Clugston. Kate Kauffman got her first goal of the season on an unassisted goal. Jesse Abrams got Western on the board again with the assist coming from Kate Kauffman. The final goal of the night was set up from a corner kick by Becca Clugstonn that Kate Kauffman put into the back of the net for her second goal of the night. Western totally dominated the game and totaled thirty-three shots on goal to none for William Monroe.

Game #7 - Western picked up an important district win when it traveled to Monticello High School and came away with a 2-0 victory. Both teams were able to produce some scoring opportunities early in the first half. Kate McCanna had several saves in the first twenty minutes of play as Monticello was able to get some shots on goal. With just over six minutes left in the first half Becca Clugston took a corner kick for Western that Liz Nuesch settled directly in front of the goal and put the ball just inside the right post for the only goal of the first half. Halfway through the second half Western's Liza Dunsmore received a short ball from another corner kick from Becca and Liza put her far post shot into the net. Western was able to keep Monticello from scoring with some good goalkeeper play by Jordan Maupin. Late in the game Monticello had two potential breakaways right up the middle of the field and both times Kaitlin Ellwood was able to run down their attacker and deny the scoring opportunity.

Game #8 - Western got a hard earned 2-1 victory in an away contest against a bigger and stronger team from Orange County High School. Western got down a goal early in the game as Orange was able to put a high shot into the net for the only goal of the first half. Both teams were able to create good scoring opportunities in the first half with Orange taking eight shots on goal and Western tallied nine shots on goal. Western finally got on the board halfway through the scond half when Liz Nuesch was able to create some space against a much larger defender. Liz settled a pass from Briana Guertler shielded off the defender and put the left footed shot just inside the post. Western got the game winning goal with just over four minutes left in the game. Briana Guertler took a throw-in from Amelia Sitler and put the ball past the keeper for the final goal of the game. Orange put intense pressure on the Western defense througout the second half and particularly in the last six minutes of the game. Some aggressive goalkeeping play by Jordan Maupin and smart tough play by Western's defenders were able to keep Orange from getting another goal. Orange outshot Western in the second half by getting eleven shots on goal to nine for Western.

Game #9 - Western won a home contest 2-1 over Fluvanna County High School. Western scored just one minute into the game. Western got the ball into Fluvanna's penalty box where several players including Briana Guertler, Jess Abrams, and Liz Nuesch got off shots that were blocked by the Fluvanna defenders. Finally Liz Nuesch got off another attempt that found its way through the defense and into the goal. Just over four minutes later Liz got her second goal of the night. Jess Abrams sent a pass from her left wing spot into the corner of the penaly box where Liz Nuesch one-touched the ball a few feet towards the goal and put a nice chip shot over the keeper into the top left corner. Fluvanna picked up their intensity and began beating Western to most of the 50/50 balls as the half continued. With just under ten minutes left in the half Fluvanna got an attacker free near the middle of the field and she was able to slip a shot past Kate McCanna who came up near the edge of the penalty box to contest the shot. Both teams had a few more scoring chances as the first half concluded but were unable to score. The second half was scoreless for both teams as Fluvanna's pressure prevented Western from maintaining control of the ball. Fluvanna and Western both made keeper changes in the second half and Fluvanna's keeper was very aggressive in coming out of the net and stopped the few scoring opportunities Western was able to generate.

Game #10 - Western won a home contest 11-0 over William Monroe High School. The scoring started quickly as Western got its first goal in the first minute of play. Briana Guertler dribbled the ball towards the goal and took a hard left-footed shot that the keeper was unable to control. Liz Nuesch was following the shot and put the rebound in the net. Thirty seconds later Briana Guertler scored on a breakaway after receiving a nice pass from Jade Felton that was sent right through a seam in the defense. Seven minutes later Briana and Jade teamed up again as Jade found Briana wide open in the left side of the penalty box and Briana one-touched the pass into the goal with another nice left-footed shot. With seven minutes left in the half Briana completed her hat trick after receiving a nice through ball from Becca Clugston and took the ball right up the middle of the field and slipped the low shot past the keeper. Three minutes later Becca Clugston scored an unassisted goal on a hard high shot from twenty-five yards out after dribbling the ball from the left side of the field to the middle. Amelia Sitler finished up the scoring in the first half by putting a hard shot into the net after receiving a pass from Liz Nuesch right in front on the goal. Kate McCanna started the scoring in the second half. Nine minutes into the half Kate collected a pass from Jess Abrams in the middle of the field and after a few quick touches sent the ball into the back of the net. Two minutes later Becca Clugston took a corner kick that Jenni Pack settled and dropped a pass back to a wide open Jade Felton who finished off the play with a goal. With fourteen minutes left in the game Kate McCanna got her second goal of the night as she one-touched a pass from Hannah Pace from the end line past the keeper. Seven minutes later Tara Merkel and Hannah Pace teamed up for one of the nicest goals of the game. Tara and Hannah completed four quick passes to each other in the right corner of the field that ended with Tara being wide open near the goal and she put the last pass from Hannah just inside the far post. With four minutes left in the game Becca Clugston got the final goal of the night after taking a pass from Jordan Maupin in the middle of the field and put a shot into the top left corner of the goal.

Game #11 - Western won an away contest 11-2 over Louisa County High School. The scoring started quickly for Western as the first goal came with less than two minutes gone in the game. Liza Dunsmore dribbled the ball into the penalty box and passed the ball to Briana Guertler in front of the goal and Briana put it past the keeper. A minute and a half later Liz Nuesch scored from the right side on a far post shot after receiving a pass from Amelia Sitler. Three minutes later Louisa got behind the Western defenders and put a shot on goal that Kate McCanna blocked but Louisa was there for the rebound and got their first goal of the night. Nine minutes into the game Liza Dunsmore made a nice far post run and one-touched a ball into the net that Briana has sent a few feet from the goal. Four minutes later Becca Clugston carries the ball up the right side of the field, sends a nice pass to Liz Nuesch who quickly passes to the middle where Briana puts the ball into the goal. With fourteen minutes left in the half Briana Guertler completes her hat trick when she gets a pass from Amelia, makes a quick turn to the outside and puts the sharp angle shot into the side netting. Amelia got the next goal after settling a high cross from Briana and taking her time to put the ball just inside the right post. Two minutes later a battle in front of the goal resulted in three shots on goal. Amelia and Liz both took shots that were blocked and Liza Dunsmore pounced on the rebound and finished the play with her second goal. The last goal of the half was scored on a corner kick from Becca Clugston that found its way into the net. Western shuffled its lineup in the second half and had several defenders move up to the forward position. Five minutes into the half Kaitlin Ellwood took advantage of that move and got her first goal of the season. Kaitlin controlled a pass from Kate McCanna, took a few quick touches towards the goal and sent her shot pass the keeper. One minute later Becca Clugston sent a high spinning ball towards the goal that took an unusual bounce and deflected off a Louisa player into the goal. With twenty-three minutes left in the game Kate McCanna got Western's final goal of the game. Kate controlled a loose ball in front of the goal and slipped her shot just inside the post. Louisa scored the final goal of the night on a corner kick that goalkeeper Amelia Sitler grabbed, but the ball was beyond the goal line.

Game #12 - Western lost a home game 5-2 to Charlottesville High School. Charlottesville got on the board quickly as they scored their first goal three minutes into the game. A few minutes later Charlottesville got a breakaway down the middle of the field and scored their second goal of the night. The Warriors responded with a goal by Briana Guertler to cut the deficit to one. Western tied the game at 2-2 after Becca Clugston took a corner kick and the ball was dropped back to Jade Felton who sent a high shot over the keeper and just under the crossbar. Charlottesville got one more goal before the end of the half to take a 3-2 advantage into halftime. Charlottesville got two more goals in the second half. The last goal came on another breakaway by a Charlottesville striker who was challenged by Jordan Maupin as she came out of the goal. The Charlottesville player was able to slip by Jordan and put the ball into the open goal.

Game #13 - Western picked up a 2-1 home victory against Orange County High School. Western scored the first goal of the game with seven minutes left to play in the first half. Becca Clugston received a pass from Amelia Sitler in the middle of the field and after one quick touch to gain a little extra space Becca sent her strong shot into the back of the net. Just a minute and a half later Western got the final goal of the first half after a series of several nice passes into open space. Western quickly moved the ball from the right sideline to the right corner and then back to the middle of the field. Amelia Sitler got her second assist of the night as she sent the final pass left of the goal where Liz Nuesch one-touched the ball into the right corner of the goal. The second half saw both teams struggle to maintain possession of the ball. Western was able to generate several good scoring opportunities but couldn't put the ball in the goal. Orange began to pick up their intensity and repeatedly beat Western to the 50/50 balls. With fourteen minutes left to play in the game Orange got its only goal of the game. Orange took a corner kick that Jordan Maupin blocked to the ground and Orange quickly put the rebound into the open net. Orange continued to put heavy pressure on Western the rest of the game but the Western defenders successfully kept Orange from finishing their scoring chances.

Game #14 - Western lost a rain shortened away game 2-1 to Fluvanna County High School. Western scored first with a goal from Briana Guertler. Fluvanna added two goals to take a 2-1 halftime lead. The game was called because of the weather shortly after the second half started.

Game #15 - Western lost its final game of the season 4-0 to Charlottesville High School. Charlottesville used it speed advantage to create several good scoring chances and quickly got back on defense to deny Western any uncontested shots. Charlottesville scored its first goal nineteen minutes into the first half when Jordan Maupin came out of goal to contest a breakaway. Jordan was able to block the shot but Charlottesville put the rebound into the open net. Six minutes later Charlottesville scored on a penaly kick after Tara Merkel was called for pushing in the penalty area. Charlottesville got its third goal of the night four minutes into the second half by putting a loose ball into the corner of the net. With seven minutes left in the game a Charlottesville attacker battled several Western defenders for a loose ball and was finally able to get off a shot and put the ball in the net.