Havelock can't slow down Jacksonville

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Jacksonville's Meredith McCarty plays the ball in front of Havelock's Janae Mays during the first half on Tuesday at Havelock High.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 10:12 PM.

On a brutally cold night at Havelock High, Jacksonville had all the firepower.

The Cardinals scored five goals in the second half, breaking away for a 6-0 victory over the Rams in a Coastal 3A Conference match Tuesday night.

“In the first half, we missed quite a few opportunities,” Jacksonville coach David Miller said. “We did a much better job in the second half of finishing our chances.”

For the Havelock Rams, playing without three starters, the Cardinals were just too fast to contain for 80 minutes.

“We got tired,” Havelock coach Jeff Harris said. “They’re a fast team and they just kept coming and coming and coming.

“We’re missing three starters, and the people I would normally use to spell the starters are the ones who are starting right now, so we just didn’t have the recovery time that we would normally have, and they just wore us down. That’s what it comes down to.”

Trailing 1-0, Havelock (7-5, 2-3) had an early opportunity in the second half, but Cardinal keeper Krysten Stenclik turned away a shot from Dominique Martinez within the first two minutes. Jacksonville (8-1-1, 6-0) took over from that point.

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