Havelock can't slow down Jacksonville

Published: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 22:12 PM.

First, Taylor Leyble lofted a 35-yard shot over the head of Havelock keeper Caitlin Annunziata with 27 minutes left in the match, lifting the Cardinals to a 2-0 lead.

The Rams nearly got it back when Erica Quinn, usually a winger but filling in at striker for the injured Ali Wickman, hit the cross bar from just outside the box.

“She’s usually a wing, and she had to step up to that striker position, and she had some beautiful shots on goal,” Harris said. “It’s probably the best game I’ve seen her play from bell to bell, hustling the whole game. She had a fantastic game.”

Jacksonville got two more quick goals when Cassie Padilla set up Leyble with 25 minutes left, and Padilla also set up Meredith McCarty for a breakaway goal with 22 minutes left.

Karley Holland’s work in the right corner turned into a goal off the leg of Leah Oswalt with 16 minutes left, and Oswalt then fed Stacey Scott for the final goal of the night.

“That first half, when we were fresh and they were fresh, it was a 1-0 game,” Harris said. “Our girls played well, but once we got tired, they exploited that, and that’s what good teams do. The girls played as hard as they could play. They did everything right, but their speed overtook us.”

In the first half, Havelock got the first shot on goal of the match when Alexis Delacruz worked a ball toward the goal from the right wing that Stenclik stopped. Later in the half, Quinn broke up the middle and fed Delacruz on the wing for an open look at the goal, but the shot hit the outside of the net.



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