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CVCA girls soccer wins big over backyard rival Woodridge

by Michael Leonard | Sports Editor Published: August 29, 2016 9:53 PM

So far on the young season, it's been feast of famine for the Woodridge girls soccer team.

Following an 5-1 loss to Revere and an 8-0 win over Ravenna, the Bulldogs welcomed backyard rival Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy to Lahoski Field Aug. 29.

Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, it was CVCA who was feating this night.

The Royals displayed a clinical finishing touch, as they scored a 6-0 win over the Bulldogs.

Because of weather issues, this was CVCA's first completed game of the season. Woodridge dropped to 1-2.

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CVCA coach Mario Houston noted his team had to play a more direct style on the slower turf at Lahoski Field. That led to coming out party for Royals freshman forward Amanda Winquist.

The speedy freshman made life miserable for the Bulldogs backline all night. Winquist opened the scoring for CVCA in the 15th minute with a long run down the left sideline followed by a high shot over Woodridge goaltender Mary Bates.

Less than two minutes later, CVCA doubled its lead, thanks to a brilliant shot across the goal by sophomore Kenzie Spodnik.

Woodridge attempted to answer and managed a pair of shots on net in the first half, but could not find its way past CVCA keeper Anna Mitchell.

Meanwhile, CVCA found the net two more times just before halftime.

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In the 35th minute, Winquest got her second of the night after a long run, beating Bates in another one-on-one situaion.

Then, senior Toni Costa found the net with a rocket shot from the top of the box, making it 4-0 at hafltime.

The goals kept coming, and increasing in quality, in the second half for the Royals.

In the 44th minute, senior Jaya Wilson put in a beutiful shot from a tight angle to make it 5-0.

Finally, freshman Maddie Critzer may has scored the best goal of the night in the 67th minute. Critzer collect the ball at the toop of the box, turned and lauched a shot into the upper 90, giving Bates no chace.

Bates made several big saves to keep the game getting out of hand. She finished with with eight saves, as CVCA had a 16-2 edge in shots on goal.

Woodridge will next see action when it hosts Berlin Hiland Sept. 3. at 11:45 a.m.

CVCA has full week off, before traveling to Western Reserve Academy Sept. 8 at 5 p.m.

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