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East Girls Soccer racks up the goals and wins against Northern Burlington

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Girls soccer team huddles before the game.

Girls soccer team huddles before the game.

Alexa Atlas ('22)

Alexa Atlas ('22)

Girls soccer team huddles before the game.

Alexa Atlas, Eastside Staff

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Although there was no school on Monday, October 8, 2018, the girl’s varsity soccer team was still hard at work. On this rainy afternoon, Cherry Hill East faced Northern Burlington at home. No one knew what to expect from this non-conference game since the two teams had such similar records.

Faith Rosenblatt (‘20), University of Wisconsin commit, said, “We were going into the game without knowing much about them, as their record has been up and down. Therefore, all we knew was that we had to play our hardest and continue to work as a team.”

The Cougars did exactly that. The game got off to an exciting start. Within the first minute, East was in the lead. Carly Nothnagel (‘20) scored the first goal. After her goal, the first half slowly passed, as no team scored. However, with two minutes left in the first half, Isabella Rossetti (‘20) kicked the ball into the back of the net. It gave East the lead by two goals at halftime.

With strong kicks and endless speed, East was winning this contest. Each Cougar was more determined than the next, and although the win was at arm’s reach, these girls never stopped fighting. Their fancy footwork almost completely prevented the other team from scoring. Twenty-seven minutes into the second half, Emma Stopek (‘19) scored. Just minutes later, Rossetti scored her second goal of the game, making the score 4-0. When Northern Burlington’s goalie stepped out of the net, Rossetti successfully took an open shot. Shortly after that, Roni Schaffer (‘19) scored the fifth goal of the game.

The game almost ended in a shutout, but Northern Burlington scored its lone goal during the last ten minutes. Rosenblatt scored the final goal of the game. The Cougar fans went wild when the game ended with a final score of 6-1. In this win, Rebecca Winslow (‘20) was an outstanding goalkeeper and defended the goal very well. Their impressive six goals were the most they had scored all season.

Rosenblatt, said, “The win definitely helped East work on some things and was a confidence boost after we took some hard losses last week.”

This game will give Cherry Hill East momentum heading into the playoffs. The Cougars look forward to a challenging match up against Eastern on October 10, 2018.

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