The Cumberland Valley Christian Blazers broke a 1-1 tie midway through the first half and went on to claim a 3-1 victory over Broadfording Christian Academy Monday in a Mason-Dixon Christian Conference girls soccer game.
Kyleigh Teal scored at the 10-minute mark to give the Blazers (2-3, 2-3 MDCC) a brief lead that was erased two minutes later on a goal by Broadfording’s Edy Colliflower. The Blazers, however, went ahead for good at the 19-minute mark as Laurel Reitz scored an unassisted goal. Teal scored four minutes before halftime, assisted by Ryleigh Timmons.
“We got another solid game from our defense, and our midfield and forwards are rounding into shape,” Blazers coach Paul Lundy said. “Both of Kyleigh’s goals were off rebounds from the keeper, which is something we have been stressing the importance of lately. Laurel hit a very nice ball high and to a corner that the keeper wasn’t able to handle.”
The Blazers led in shots (9-4) and corners (3-0), and goalkeeper Jalen Moats made three saves.
“Due to our senior trip we had several starters out, and we moved people around the field to some new positions,” Lundy said. “Our younger players stepped up and really shined. Rachel Hepler had a strong game in the midfield and played well up at forward for several stretches. I am excited for the challenge of the rest of the week (two more games minus the seniors). I love to see how the younger players respond to the challenge of increased and more prominent roles.”