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Eagles prove too much for Wildcats

Anthony Morgano - Reporter/Photographer
Posted 10/3/19

DOWNSVILLE -- On a rainy Monday afternoon, the Livingston Manor Wildcats varsity girls' soccer team visited the Downsville Eagles, a combined team of Roscoe and Downsville students. The matchup …

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Eagles prove too much for Wildcats

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DOWNSVILLE -- On a rainy Monday afternoon, the Livingston Manor Wildcats varsity girls' soccer team visited the Downsville Eagles, a combined team of Roscoe and Downsville students. The matchup between Section 4 and Section 9 Class D teams seemed to be a pretty even matchup from start to finish, but the Eagles' Zelda Adams was able to net two goals to give Downsville a 2-0 victory.

Early in the match, Downsville was on the attack, getting within striking distance of the goal before a handball call against Livingston Manor led to a penalty kick for Adams. She was able to bury the ball in the bottom right corner of the net to open the scoring for the game.

Although the score was 1-0 for most of the first half, the game seemed suspended in a stalemate, as both teams played well on both sides of the field. The second score for Adams came late in the first half, and the break in the game was timed perfectly as the rain began to fall harder.

The cold and wet conditions made for a slower-paced game, but throughout the second half, neither team was able to capitalize on opportunities, and the score remained 2-0 until the final whistle ended the contest.

“Both teams played hard despite the rain,” Downsville Coach Burt Reed said. “We limited our mistakes and counteracted their speed throughout the game.”

“We came out a little flat today,” Livingston Manor Coach Shirlee Davis explained. “We had a hard time mounting an offense and the rain didn't help.”

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