Western Albemarle High School

Girls Junior Varsity Soccer
 


Spring 2005 Game Summaries


Game #1 - Western opened the season with an away match against Nelson County High School. Western won 8-0 against a younger inexperienced squad from the smaller single A school. The first goal of the season was scored four minutes into the game. Stephanie Adams was positioned directly in front of the goal about ten yards away from the keeper. Stephanie settled a nice centering pass from Noaa Spiekermann and sent a low hard shot into the left corner of the goal. Just one minute later Hannah Logue scored an unassisted goal by taking the ball up the middle of the field and slipping the ball past the oncoming keeper. Two minutes later Stephanie Adams gained possession of the ball about twenty five yards away from the goal and quickly headed straight to the goal to sent her shot into the net. With sixteen minutes left in the half Hannah Logue collected a loose ball in front of the net and sent a soft shot towards the goal that slipped through the keeper's legs for the goal. One minute later Stephanie Adams sent a pass from the wing to Hannah who was wide open in the middle of the field and Hannah scored again on a long high shot that just got over the keeper's hands. With twelve minutes left in the half Holly Albertson scored an unassisted goal taking the ball up the right side of the field and sending a hard shot just inside the far post. Two minutes later Stephanie Admas got her third goal of the night on a high shot that just made it under the crossbar. Western took a 7-0 lead into the halftime break. In the second half Western again dominated field position and ball possession. The players were able to show their skills at some new positions. Cory Murphy scored Western's only goal of the second half with eighteen minutes left in the game. Cory took the ball near midfield and showed some nice moves in getting past a couple of defenders before sending a long high shot into the back of the goal.

Game #2 - Western lost its home opener 1-0 against C. D. Hylton High School. Thirteen minutes into the first half C. D. Hylton took a corner kick that was played to the ground in front of Western's goal. The loose ball was finally collected and a low shot got underneath Sarah Clugston and into the goal. Western had only eleven players for this match and the Western players gave a great effort. Western outshot its opponent and had several good scoring chances in both halves of the game. Stephanie Adams and Kirsten Abraham consistently mounted a good attack with several nice combinations of one touch passing. Holly Albertson had several good scoring chances as she was able to get free in front of the goal. Cory Murphy showed great hustle and controlled the middle of the field. Western's defenders Melissa Rabin, Kate Kauffman, and Jenni Pack quickly halted Hylton's attack.

Game #3 - Western won a home match against Nelson County High School by the score of 8-0. Stephanie Adams scored the first goal of the games just three minutes into the game. Stephanie gained possession of the ball in the middle of the field, took a few quick touches and sent a soft shot into the net. Two minutes later Kirsten Abraham sent a throw in towards the middle of the field where Holly Albertson one touhed the ball to her foot and blasted a hard shot past the keeper. Fourteen minutes into the first half Hannah Logue scored an unassisted goal by collecting a loose ball right in front of the goal and sent a low shot into the left corner of the goal. Seven minutes later Stephanie Adams received a nice centering pass from Cory Murphy and put the ball into the left corner of the goal. With three minutes left in the half Cory Murphy got the unassisted goal by putting a left footed shot past the keeper. Stephanie started the scoring in the second half with a short hard low ball. With fifteen minutes left in the game Cory Murphy used some of her moves to get past several defenders and sent a long shot into the back of the net. Noaa Spiekermann finished up the scoring with three minutes left in the game. Noaa received a throw in from Jenni Pack and put the ball past the keeper to get Western's final goal of the night.

Game #4 - Western lost to cross town rival Albemarle High School by a score of 1-0. Neither team was able to find the goal in the first half. Albemarle had several good attack opportunities during the first half but each time they were denied a goal by good play from Western's defenders and Western's keeper Kaitlin Ellwood who got her first start of the season in goal. Albemarle dominated possesion of the ball during the half and had several corner kicks. Albemarle continued to apply pressure on Western's defense in the second half and six minutes into the half they finally capitalized on one of their many corner kicks. The corner was quickly settled in front of the goal and tapped into the net for the deciding goal. A good effort by Western's defenders Kate Kauffman, Jenni Pack, Melissa Rabin and goalkeeper Kaitlin Ellwood prevented Albemarle from increasing the margin of victory.

Game #5 - Western won its first Jefferson District game by a score of 6-0 against William Monroe High School. This game was shortened by five minutes per half due to the absence of any referees at the scheduled start of the game. After finally getting the game going a little over one hour past the scheduled start, Hannah Logue started the scoring by tapping a rebound past by the keeper who was unable to hold onto Monika Fallon's shot. Ten minutes into the half Alex Triana got her first goal of the season with a strong shot into the lower right corner of the goal. Three minutes later Jade Felton received a nice through ball from Stephanie Adams and squeezed the ball between the keeper and the near post. Eight minutes into the second half Liza Dunsmore sent a ball wide to Stephanie Adams who made a long run to the goal and blasted the ball into the left corner. At the fifteen minute mark of the half Noaa Spiekermann came through with the best goal of the season so far. Jenni Pack sent a nice through ball right down the middle of the field and Noaa made an aggressive run to the ball. Noaa just barely beat the keeper to the ball and maintained her balance as the two players collided and was able to put the ball into the open net. With just over two minutes left in the game Kate Kauffman got her first goal of the season with a nice shot into the left corner of the goal after receiving a ball slotted back from the goal line by Holly Albertson.

Game #6 - Western picked up another district win by defeating Monticello High School by the score of 4-1. Ten minutes into the first half Stephanie Adams got Western on the scorebaord. Stephanie got free on a breakaway and did a nice job of maintaining possession of the ball as she waited for the keeper to make her move. Monticello's keeper never came off the line and Stephanie put the ball into the left corner as she closed in on the goal. Monticello answered just two minutes later when one of their fowards ran onto a through ball and put it into the back of the net. Western picked up the pace in the second half and began to dominate the battle for field position. Seven minutes into the half Holly Albertson scored with a wonderful touch on a volley that found the net. Just over five minutes later Western got its first goal of the season from a corner kick. Cory Murphy sent a nice corner into the penalty box that was finally controlled by Holly who put the ball past the keeper for her second goal of the night. With eight minutes left in the game Liza Dunsmore scored the final goal of the game after making a nice 1 V 1 move to get past Monticello's defender and slid the ball underneath the keeper who came out hard to try to make the save.

Game #7 - Western won a home match by the score of 6-0 against district foe Orange County High School. Eleven minutes into the first half Noaa Spiekermann received a throw in from the right corner, took a few quick touches to get in front of the goal and put the ball into the lower left corner of the goal. A few minutes later Noaa got her seond goal of the night as she took a nice centering pass from Alex Triana and one touched the ball past the keeper. With twelve minutes left in the half Stephanie Admas send a long shot towards the goal from the left sideline that slid past the keeper for the final goal of the half. Four minutes into the second half Western got a score with a little help from Orange's goalkeeper. Western had sent several shots towards the goal that had been blocked by Orange's defenders. A shot on goal was saved by the keeper who tossed the ball back out of the box right to Holly Albertson who promptly sent it into the back of the goal. Ten minutes later Cory Murphy received a nice centering pass from Kirsten Abraham twelve yards from the goal and sent a shot into the corner of the goal. With fifteen minutes left in the game Holly Albertson got her second goal of the night as she ran down a through ball from Katie Read and blasted the ball past the keeper. Orange did manage to get several shots on goal and both Jade Felton and Kaitlin Ellwood registered a couple of saves.

Game #8 - Western got another district win with a 3-0 victory at Fluvanna County High School. Just over nine minutes into the game Liza Dunsmore sent a through ball into open space on the left side of the field. Stephanie Adams made the run to the ball and sent a high shot into the net. With five minutes left in the first half Stephanie again got the goal as she took a pass from Noaa Spiekermann and put the ball past the keeper. Six and a half minutes into the second half Western got its final goal of the night after some nice one touch passing. Hannah Logue sent a ball to the left side of the field right at Stephanie Adams' foot who slotted a pass back to the middle to Noaa Spiekermann and she put the ball into the right corner of the goal. This match was Western's best game of the season to date, with nice passing to maintain possesion, numerous head balls, good pressure and poise by the defense, and good effort by everyone on the field. Jade Felton played the whole game as keeper and made several saves and helped start the attack as several balls were played back to her by her teammates.

Game #9 - Western stayed undefeated in district play by defeating Charlottesville High School in an away match by the score of 7-4. CHS started the scoring four minutes into the match when a CHS forward got behind Western's defenders and took the ball right up the middle of the field and put the ball in the lower right corner of the goal. Western answered ten minutes later when Holly Albertson sent a through ball just past midfield and Noaa Spiekermann made a long run to goal and slid the ball past the keeper. CHS responded with a goal two mintes later on a long shot from the left corner of the penalty box that found the upper right corner of the goal. Again in less than two minutes CHS got another breakaway to extend their lead to 3-1. With one minute left in the first half Western closed the deficit to one goal when Stephanie Adams made a long flank run on a ball put wide to the left side of the field by Cory Murphy. Stephanie sent a hard high shot into the net. Just over one minute into the second half CHS went back up by two goals with their final goal of the night. Western began to pick up both the effort and aggressiveness of their play. Cory Murphy took the ball up the middle of the field and after several sharp cuts was able to get free in front of the goal and put the ball just inside the left post. Fifteen minutes into the second half Holly Albertson made a strong run to goal and tapped in a cross from Stephanie Adams. With eight minutes left in the game Holly headed a high ball at midfield to her feet and started her run to goal. As she got to the penaly box she slid a pass between two defenders to Stephanie Adams who put the ball into the goal. As time was running out in the game Western scored two more quick goals. Liza Dunsmore ran onto a pass from Courtnee Bateman and sent her shot past the keeper. Stephaine Adams got the final goal of the night as her ball sent to goal was deflected into the net by a CHS defender.

Game #10 - Western picked up another district win with a 6-1 victory at William Monroe High School. Six minutes into the game Cory Murphy started the scoring for Western as she opened up some space for herself in the middle of the field and put a shot into the left corner of the goal. Three minutes later Stephanie Adams dribbled down the left side of the field and sent a sharp angled shot into the upper right corner. At the halfway point of the first half Holly Albertson sent a soft shot down the middle of the field that eluded the keeper for the score. With just under a minute left in the half Melissa Rabin sent a long high ball into the middle of the field where Katie Read made a nice chest receive down to her foot and put the ball into the back of the net. Thirteen minutes into the second half William Monroe got its only goal of the game on a breakaway. Two minutes later Western responded when Stephanie Adams tapped in a cross from Jenni Pack. With three minutes left in the game Stepanie Adams got behind the defense and put the breakaway shot past the keeper in the lower left corner of the goal.

Game #11 - Western continued to roll in district play with a 10-0 victory in an away match against Louisa County High School. Five minutes into the game Noaa Spiekerman blocked a clear attempt by the Louisa keeper and sent the ball into the net. Five minutes later Stephanie Adams sent in a cross from the left side that Holly Albertson tapped in for the score. Three minutes later Noaa collected a centering pass from Cory Murphy and put her shot into the lower left corner of the goal. With fifteen minutes left in the half Noaa got her third goal of the game as she ran onto a ball put to open space by Hannah Logue and again put the ball into the lower left corner. Eight minutes later Hannah Logue made a long run to goal and sent the ball into the goal barely beating the keeper to the ball. With five minutes left in the game Hannah Logue got another assist as Holly Albertson took her pass and sent a high shot into the left corner of the goal. Katie Read started the scoring in the second half as she collected a loose ball from a corner kick and one touched the ball into the net. Sixteen minutes into the half Kirsten Abraham gained control of a loose ball right in front of the goal and slippped her shot past the keeper. Two minues later Liza Dunsmore ran onto a cross from Jenni Pack and sent a hard shot past the keeper. Jenni got her second assist of the night on another cross right in front of the goal that Melissa Rabin blasted into the lower right corner of the goal.

Game #12 - Western gained another district win by beating Louisa County High School in a home match by the score of 8-0. Western got on the board early as Liza Dunsmore scored just two minutes into the game. Liza got possession of the ball at the center line and made a long run directly to goal and put her shot just inside the near post. Fifteen minutes later after a nice combination of quick passes Cory Murphy dribbled to the penalty box and sent her left footed shot past the keeper. Three minutes later Noaa Spiekerman sent a cross right in front of the goal that Holly Albertson one touched into the goal. Two minutes later Kirsten Abraham got the ball on the right sideline just inside the center line and headed down field. Kirsten blew past her defender and covered fourty yards on her run before sending a high hard shot just inside the near post. Just one minute into the second half Noaa Spiekerman put a shot into the lower left corner of the goal with the assist coming from Alex Triana. Five minutes later Courtnee Bateman sent a ball directly in front of the goal and Jade Felton blasted a shot into the net. With fifteen minutes left in the game Jenni Pack sent in a cross from the left side of the field that Alex Triana ran onto and slipped the ball past the keeper. With less than a minute left in the game Monika Fallon took Western's corner kick out of the air and put the ball at Katie Read's foot. Katie redirected the ball into the goal for Western's final goal of the night.

Game #13 - Western lost an away match to the Collegiate School by the score of 1-0. This was a close hard fought match in which both teams managed to create several good scoring opportunities. Western had more shots on goal than Collegiate, but Collegiate was finally able to put the ball in the goal with just under six minutes left in the game. Collegiate got the ball to the left wing and pushed the ball deep and wide towards Western's end line. A couple of nice moves produced enough space for Collegiate to send a high hard sharp angled shot into the upper right corner of the goal.

Game #14 - Western won an away match at Monticello High School by the score of 2-1. This was a physical match in which the action was stopped several times to attend to injured players. Neither team was able to maintain possession of the ball for an extended length of time or put together many sequences of combination passing. With thirteen minutes left in the first half Western got on the board when Cory Murphy got control of the ball in the middle of the field, made a few nice sharp cuts to give herself some space to get off a shot, and sent a ball into the lower left corner of the goal. Fourteen minutes into the second half Stephanie Adams ran onto a looose ball in the penalty box and sent a hard shot to goal that bounced off the keeper into the net. Just three minutes later Monticello scored when their keeper sent a long punt down the field that got past Western's defenders and one of Monticello's forwards was able to get to the ball and take it all the way to goal for the score.

Game #15 - Western won a home match against Albemarle High School by the score of 3-2. Western got the first goal of the night nine minutes into the game. Cory Murphy received a centering pass from Stephanie Adams twenty five yards from the goal and sent a long high shot just under the crossbar. Just over a minute into the second half Noaa Spiekerman sent a through ball down the left sideline that Stephanie Admas ran onto and sent a long shot into the top right corner of the goal. Fifteen minutes into the second half Albemarle got on the board with a long high shot that just got under the crossbar. Five minutes later Albemarle tied up the game when a clear attempt by Western rebounded off of an Albemarle player right in front of the goal and was tapped in for the score. One minute later Western got the last goal of the night. Liza Dunsmore send a long ball into space that Stephanie Adams collected and started her breakaway run. Going full speed Stephanie sent a left footed shot high into the upper left corner of the goal for the win. Jade Felton had her best game of the season making numerous saves and aggresively coming out of goal to beat Albemarle's forwards to the ball. Western's defenders turned in a strong performance as they were under intense pressure most of the evening.

Game #16 - Western won an away match against Orange County High School by the score of 3-0. No goals were scored in the first half as the two teams displayed different styles of play. Orange played long ball and sent every ball as far down the field as they could. Western played a ball possession game and created several good scoring opportunities but were unable to put the ball in the goal. Two minutes into the second half Holly Albertson sent a long ball to space across the field that Stephanie Adams was able to run onto. Stephanie sent a cross towards the goal and Holly continued her run to goal and tapped the ball in for the score. With seven minutes left in the game Kirsten Abraham sent a nice pass to Stephanie Adams who volleyed the ball into the net. With time running out in the game Monika Fallon passed the ball to Hannah Logue on the left side of the field and Hannah sent a long high shot into the goal.

Game #17 - Western stayed undefeated in district play with a 5-1 victory over visiting Fluvanna County High School. Fluvanna got the first goal of the match seven and one half minutes into the game. Fluvanna took a corner kick that was played to the ground and after several attempts by both teams to gain control the loose ball was finally put into the goal by Fluvanna. Sixteen minutes into the half Western got its first goal on the longest goal of the season. Western took a corner that was played well outside the box towards the left sideline. Jenni Pack pushed up from her defensive position and sent a left footed shot from thirty five yards out towards the goal that went over the keeper into the top right corner of the goal. Just over two minutes later Cory Murphy sent a ball to space near the left sideline that Stephanie Adams ran onto and sent a long cross right on goal. Holly Albertson volleyed the ball into the goal with a good soft touch on a ball about two feet off the ground. With time running out in the first half Liza Dunsmore gained possession of the ball right at the center line and made a long run towards the goal. After beating several defenders Liza passed to Noaa Spiekermann in the middle who directed the ball towards the far post and Holly was there again to tap the ball into the open goal. Nine minutes into the second half Cory Murphy sent a long high shot from the middle of the field just over the keepers hands into the net. With just over five minutes left in the game Cory got her second goal of the night when she took a direct kick outside the penalty box. Cory's shot rebounded off the far post into the net for Western's final goal of the night.

Game #18 - Western completed its regular season and finished undefeated in district play by beating Charlottesville High Schoo by the score of 4-2. Western got the first goal of the game just two minutes after the start of the action. Stephanie Adams took the ball down the left sideline, angled towards the goal, and sent a high shot over the keeper's hands into the net. Ten minutes later Kirsten Abraham blasted a long high shot from the right side that just made it under the crossbar. With eleven minutes left in the half Charlottesville got its first goal of the game when one of their forwards ran onto a through ball from the left side of the field and put the shot into the corner of the goal. Just three minutes into the second half Charlottesville tied the score with a hard shot from twenty yards out that found the back of the goal. With thirteen minutes left in the game Holly Albertson received a pass in the middle of the field from Stephanie Adams and was able to turn her hips and put the left footed shot into the goal. With two minutes left in the game Cory Murphy took a direct kick from twenty five yards out and sent the ball just inside the far post.

Game #19 - Western Albemarle High School - Jefferson District Champions.
Western won the Jefferson District Championship in fittingly the most exciting match of the season. Western was a little lethargic to start the match and the defense had a tough time adjusting to the speed and pressure of Charlottesville's attack. Just one minute into the game Charlottesville got the first goal of the match when a through ball was run onto by one of Charlottesville's speedy forwards who converted the breakaway. Two and one half minutes later Charlottesville sent a long high shot from the left side of the field into the goal. With just eight minutes gone in the game Charlottesville took a 3-0 lead with a sharp angled shot from the right side of the field that slipped just inside the post for the score. Western's defense finally began to settle down and started marking and containing Charlottesville's forwards. At the same time Western's forwards and midfielders beagn to increase the tempo and pressure of their attack. With twelve minutes left in the first half Western was finally able to get on the scoreboard. Noaa Spiekermann sent a ball into the middle of the field to Liza Dunsmore who got off a high hard shot that got above the keeper's hands for the goal. Western picked up the pressure in the second half and began stepping agressively to the ball. Cory Murphy and Alex Triana began to control the middle of the field and as a result Western was able to produce numerous scoring opportunities. However Western just could not get the ball into the goal as most of the shots were going wide or behind the goal. Western's defenders and midfielders started pushing up hard into their offensive end of the field, taking some risks and relying on Melissa Rabin to be able to run down any breakaway attempts by Charlottesville. With just under four minutes left in the game Jenni Pack pushed way up into the offensive end of the field and sent a through ball to Holly Albertson who tapped the ball in for the score. Charlottesville tried to slow down the game and began using some obvious stalling tactics. Referee Don Dollinger added one minute of time to the end of the game and Western needed that full minute. With time running out Liza Dunsmore got the ball to Stephanie Adams on the left side of the field and Stephanie sent a hard sharp angled shot into the upper 90 of the goal with four seconds left in the game. Western and Charlottesville played two five mniute regular overtime periods and two five minute sudden death overtime periods. Neither team was able to score a goal or generate any real good scoring opportunities, so the match had to be decided by a shootout. Charlottesville won the toss and decided to kick second. Western's first shooter was Cory Murphy who put her low hard shot into the left corner. Charlottesville's first shooter sent a high ball towards the right post that Jade Felton was able to knock away for the save. Western's next shooter was Stephanie Adams who also put her low hard shot into the left corner of the goal. Charlottesville's second shooter also sent her ball towards the right post and again Jade was able to get to the ball for the save. Holly Albertson took Western's next shot and sent the ball just wide of the goal to the left side. Charlottesville's next shot was also wide to the left. Western's next shooter was Kirsten Abraham. If Kirsten made her shot the shootout would be over as Charlottesville wouldn't be able to match the three goal lead with just two shooters left. Kirsten sent her shot towards the left post. The low hard shot hit the inside of the post right at ground level and ricocheted into the goal for the championship.