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JV Girls Soccer Shuts Out Both Spring Woods, Cy Ridge 7-0

By Emily Wolf, 03/07/23, 5:00PM CST


vs. SWHS on 3/1

The Stratford JV girls played Spring Woods High School on Wednesday, March 1 at Tully Stadium. SHS Midfielder Cassidy Syamken did a good job connecting the defense and the attack by passing the ball accurately and trying to keep the game as fluid as possible. With 26 minutes on the clock, Cassidy Syamken connected with Nicole Abbey to score: SHS 1 - SWHS 0. A corner kick by Nicole Abbey was trapped by Avery Rushing, who shot at goal for 2-0 on the scoreboard. At 7:30 on the clock, Meagan Hallmark passed to Chassity Mandley, who scored our 3rd goal. Stratford led Spring Woods 3 - 0 at the half.

The SHS JV picked up the pace about ten minutes into the second half. Gracie Howard connected with Avery Rushing, who passed to Chassity Mandleytaking a shot to put 4 - 0 on the board. Piper Miller’s strong throw-in reached Morgan Long, whose strike on goal made the score 5 - 0 with twenty one minutes left in the half. Gracie Howard once again gained possession of the ball, and passed to Chassity Mandley, who sent the ball to Maddie Verrett to score goal number 6! Stratford’s last goal was made by Nicole Abbey for a final score of SHS 7 - SWHS 0.

vs. Cy Ridge on 3/4

The JV girls traveled to Pridgeon Stadium to play Cy Ridge High School on Saturday morning. After a slow start, Elizabeth Byrd took possession of the ball, and passed to Maddie Verrett to score Stratford’s first goal with 13 minutes on the clock. Quick to the ball, Avery Rushing made an excellent cross to Maddie Verrett to score again: SHS 2-CRHS 0. Third time's a charm when Avery Rushing passed to Maddie Verrett with a perfect arch over the CyRidge goalie’s head and into the goal for 3 - 0 on the scoreboard.

SHS started the second half strong with four shots on goal within the first three minutes. However, Sara Asander’s throw-in to Chassity Mandleywho passed to Gracie Howard resulted in Stratford’s first goal of the second half: SHS 4 - CRHS 0. After a corner kick and a group effort in front of the net with a final strike by Elizabeth Byrd, the Lady Spartans scored their 5th goal! A short corner was played to Sarah Fahdliwho took a shot and beautifully placed it in goal: SHS 6 - CRHS 0. With only 30 seconds left in the game, Stratford scored their final goal to win 7 - 0. Stratford JV ended their week with another shut-out!

The JV Team is looking forward to playing Memorial High School at home on Tuesday, March 7. It should be a great match as they’re hoping for another win against the rival Mustangs! Their last JV game will be on Friday, March 10 at Jersey Village High School. Come out and support the Lady Spartans!