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January 18, 2013

Rams bounce back from two-goal deficit to earn tie

Sami Stevens scores a pair of goals to lead Lady Rams to 4-1 win over Guyer JV at Brewer soccer tournament



All four MWHS goals were scored in the first half as the Lady Rams had a strong wind at their backs.

However, in the second half Guyer had the wind, but the Lady Rams’ defense, particularly at midfield, was outstanding as Guyer did not have too many scoring chances with the wind at its back.

“The kids played well offensively in the first half, and really moved the ball well,” Lady Rams head coach John Tuggle said. “We had the wind with us, and that helped us out a bit.

“We were less aggressive in the second half with the wind in our face, and Guyer got more physical with us.”

Lady Rams sophomore goalkeeper Rebecca Langley stopped all but one shot in the second half.

Guyer scored from in front of the net early in the second half, but Langley turned back three other good scoring opportunities – including a save from point-blank range – to preserve the win.

“Rebecca did a good job,” Tuggle said. “She was in the right spots at the right times.

“We just got to get her to learn to come out of the goal more at certain times. Her play was a positive.”

Stevens opened the scoring early in the match with freshman Kylie Williams earning the assist.

The Lady Rams extended their lead to 2-0 when Williams found Stevens again, this time from 20 yards out in the middle of the field.

Later in the opening half, veteran Molly Clarke, a senior and four-year starter, was straddling the goal line to the left of the Guyer goalkeeper.

Clarke sent a rocket toward the net, and it deflected off the ‘keeper and into the net as the Lady Rams’ lead grew to 3-0. Senior Miriam Garcia was credited with the assist on Clarke’s goal.

Just before the half ended, senior Flor Turcios sent a crossing pass to the middle and in front of the net where freshman Brittany Smith deposited it in the back of the net as MWHS led 4-0 at the break.

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