Amanda Sonney Leads the Saints Past JCC 5-2

Amanda Sonney Leads the Saints Past JCC 5-2

On Wednesday, the women's soccer team hosted local rival Jamestown Community College on Vineyard Field. "Its always  fun playing against JCC. We do a lot with them, will scrimmage them in the spring, play them every fall, we recruit some of the same players, our programs are pretty similar so we always get hyped up to play each other", says Coach Hordych.

The Saints took to the challenge early, when 48 seconds into the game, Deja Dixon received a deflection at the top of the 18 and powered a shot past JCC keeper. This was Dixon's first collegiate goal and one to remember. It was only two minutes later that Amanda Sonney recieved a diagonal ball from Harley Boyd and had a one touch finish past the JCC keeper giving the Saints the early 2-0 lead. In the 10th minute of the game, Anna Reynolds took a touch at the corner of the 18 and drove a left footer shot to the upper 90, giving the Saints a 3-0. This marked the second game in a row that former Fairview standout, Anna Reynolds, has scored. The Saints weren't done yet, as Emily Griffith would score on a corner kick with 15 minutes remaining in the half. JCC would eventually get on the board, when one of their forwards finished a breakaway, bring the score to 4-1 at halftime.

In the second half, the momentum of the game died down a little for the Saints and JCC was able to find the back of the net once again on a breakaway, moving the score to 4-2. It was with 20 minutes let in the game when Amanda Sonney put the nail in the coffin by driving a shot from 10 yards out past the keeper and into the side netting, bring the score to 5-2 which would hold for the final score.

"Tonight was some of the best finishing I have seen in my 8 years of coaching. The girls were hungry for goals and they capitalized on their opportunities. We put some extra effort into finishing this week in practice and it sure paid off tonight", says Hordych.

Deja Dixon, Anna Reynolds, Harley Boyd, Haley Schwindt and Emily Griffith were each credited with an assist. While Kym Braine made 9 saves in net for the Saints.

The Saints moved to 4-1-1 on the season, which is the best start in program history and look to improve on that as they play Erie Community College on Thursday, 9/18.