The Sunapee girls soccer team headed into Tuesday’s matchup with non-divisional Stevens on a 3-game win streak, but knew it would need to be on its ‘A’ game to extend that streak another game.
And though the effort certainly left some room for improvement – especially in the second half – it was the Division IV Lakers who defended their home turf to the tune of a 4-1 victory against Division III Stevens. And it was striker Sydney Clark who proved to be the deciding factor yesterday, scoring three straight goals to begin the contest for what was the junior’s ninth score in the last three games.
Stevens cut the deficit to two on goal by Sierra Meunier early in the second half, before Maddie Austin rounded out the game’s scoring on a field Stevens clearing attempt when she fired this shot past Amber Duford in goal.
Shantel Camber played well in goal for Sunapee, turning aside four of the five shots she faced.
Mike Pezone spoke with Clark after the game, who talked about the advantages of playing a Division III opponents, and her success this season finishing scoring opportunities.
Mike also spoke with Sunapee coach Myles Cooney, who talked about how Clark has developed as a player in her third season with the team.
The Lakers will have an even bigger test Friday when they welcome rival and unbeaten Derryfield to town.