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High School Soccer:
Lady Eagles Win Close Battle at Triton

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

By Susan Hall
SJSports Special Correspondent

Finally with some nice weather in our area, there aren’t any excuses for teams to execute their game plan. Field conditions are no longer in the way and players were able to find stable footing to put the ball in play. Standing in the way of the girl’s soccer game between the Eagles from Paul VI and the Triton Mustangs was the stingy defense by both teams. It wasn’t until three minutes remaining in this Olympic Conference competition that the lone goal was scored. Laureen Riiff provided the only goal the Lady Eagles needed to win this game.

During the first half and most of the second, this was a game of opportunities. Both teams fought to gain any advantage to score by keeping the pressure on the ball handler limited their chances of finding another open player or a good shot on goal. When a chance finally went towards the net, Julia Fabbroni for Paul VI and Amy Ferrara was right there for the save. Riiff finally took of the advantage on a breakaway and her shot got past Ferrara and into the net for the game winner.

Photos by Frank Crescenti

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