FVS Win Secures Second Place in League and Playoff Spot
May 2, 2012Fountain Valley School
The Danes traveled to Rye with one thing on their mind: a victory to take second in their region. If they lost, it would create a four-way tie for second place, where playoff-bound teams would be decided by tiebreakers.
Thankfully, at the end of 80 minutes, the Danes made Rye toast. The game started, and the girls were not ready to play for the first time all year; they came out flat. The first half was controlled by the Danes, but they could not score. Rye was running an awesome offside trap. The end of the first half was scoreless.
The second half was a different story. The girls knew they were not playing up to their potential and were making mistakes out there on the field. The first goal came with Hannah Carrese (Colorado Springs) on a free kick. It was a great call by Coach Doyon to have her shoot.
The Danes kept the pressure up with the defenders playing strong. Then Nora Blood-Cheney (Pueblo) scored off of an assist from Jana Kleemeier (Dhahran, Saudi Arabia). The game was 2-0 for awhile, then FVS scored on a sweet cross from Emma Kriner (Billings, Mont.) to Carrese for her second goal. To top it off, Clare Hamilton (Colorado Springs) scored to make the score 4-0.
The Danes had strong play from Maile McCann (Pueblo), Sophie Deignan (Colorado Springs), Alli Deist (Colorado Springs) and Ellie Taylor (Colorado Springs). Without Anna Greenbaum (Colorado Springs), the Danes would not control the ball as much. The girls mentioned in the paragraph above don’t get the stats or glory of goals, but they do the little things that help a team win. Sort of like the Shane Battier Effect.
The Danes take on Florence on Thursday to wrap up the regular season. It is senior day, so come out and support the upperclassmen.