Weekly Feature

2017-09-14 / Sports

West girls soccer tops Fredonia, Jamestown

West Seneca West’s girls soccer team picked up road wins over a pair of teams from the Southern Tier during its first five games of the season, making the return trips seem nowhere near as long as they could have.

Fredonia proved to be just what the doctor ordered for West following its season opening losses to Williamsville North (6-0) and Starpoint (2-0). The Starpoint contest, held one day before West’s 3-0 triumph over Fredonia on Aug. 31, was tough for the Lady Indians to swallow since it came down to West being unable to finish some of its scoring chances against the smaller non-league opponent.

The Lady Indians didn’t make the same mistake twice in 24 hours, though, as they possessed the ball and finished their scoring chances with composure against Fredonia. Emily Jaworski, Casey Gehen and Abigail Lelito all scored goals for West, with Jordan Jaworski securing the shutout in net.

Emily Jaworski and Lelito also scored goals in West’s 4-1 league-opening win over Jamestown on Thursday, as did Kaitlyn Morris and Tabitha Raithel. Jordan Jaworski and Sarah Ramsey combined to turn away 10 shots in net to earn the victory.

The Lady Indians were unable to follow that performance up when they met Clarence on Saturday, however, despite holding the Lady Red Devils scoreless for nearly the entire first half. Following 33 minutes of shutout action, coach Jen Bell said she could see the goal coming as West “got caught ball-watching at the top of our 18-yard box” on what would ultimately be the game-winning goal.

Clarence added an insurance tally with 16 minutes remaining in regulation. Jordan Jaworski came up with a huge save that was headed for the top corner prior to Clarence’s second goal to keep West in contention.

West (2-3, 1-2 league) returned to action Monday against Orchard Park and then faced Frontier Wednesday, but information about those contests was not available at press time. The Lady Indians don’t play again until they travel to Lancaster on Tuesday.

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