Words: Joey Sedlacko
Photos: Noorie Kazmi
On Tuesday, September 10, the Centennial Varsity Girls’ Soccer team won their first in-county game after defeating their opponent Howard High School by a score of 3-1.
In the first half, Centennial struck first when senior Carolina Pellegrini scored the opening goal of the game with 7:30 left. Less than three minutes later, junior Olivia Antonelli added a goal of her own to increase the Eagles’ lead to 2-0.
Multiple big saves by senior goalie Ashley Bilger in the first half kept Howard off the scoreboard and the Eagles went into halftime with the two-goal lead.
10 minutes into the second half, the Centennial offense was able to score their third straight goal of the game due to the efforts of senior Sarah Sopchick.
With 8:14 left in the game, Howard scored a goal to cut the Centennial lead to 3-1, but it was too late for Howard. The Eagles defense held strong and secured their first in-county victory.
The girls’ soccer team looks to continue their undefeated season when they take on rival Mount Hebron High School at home on September 12.
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