By Ted Waddell
ROSCOE September 18, 2007 The home team booters were poised for their first win of the new soccer season, but it eluded them once again.
In Thursday’s girls’ varsity soccer match between the host Roscoe Lady Blue Devils and the Tri-Valley Lady Bears, the visitors prevailed by a final score of 4-0.
The first goal of the game was scored at 27:55 in the opening frame as a senior teamed up with a freshman. T-V’s Samantha Adriaans fired the ball into the net off an assist by ninth-grader Jackie Pugh.
“Samantha got back [eligible] today and got two goals and an assist, and Jackie showed her usual strength up front with a goal and an assist,” said Mary Feusner, now in her 30th year of coaching the T-V Lady Bears varsity soccer team.
T-V (3-2) registered three goals in the second half.
Pugh scored unassisted at 27:40; Meghan Drown scored on an assist from Adriaans at 19:43; and at 3:55 Adriaans beat the keep all by her lonesome.
T-V outshot Roscoe by a 25-13 margin and had a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks. Shots on goal (RCS 13, TVCS 25), keeper saves (RCS 17, TVCS 4), corner kicks (RCS 2, TVCS 4).
Roscoe goalkeeper Kasse Brock made 17 saves, while T-V goalie Ellen Williams had four saves.
“We started off like a ball of fire,” Roscoe Coach Amanda Davis said. “But after their second goal, we kind of set back on our heels and after the third one we didn’t want to play catch up anymore.”
Feusner said her squad had a good showing offensively, and a cadre of recently qualified players contributed to the victory.
“I’m seeing improvement every game,” she said.
Most of T-V’s games so far this season have been at home, and the match against Roscoe marked the Lady Bears’ first away game of the season.
“Now we’re going to start playing on the road, and we’ll see what we can do against the tougher teams in our division,” Feusner commented.