Cumberland Valley Christian

Blazer girls roll over Heritage, 5-0

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – The Cumberland Valley Christian Blazers fired in three first-half goals en route to a 5-0 victory over Heritage Academy Tuesday in a Mason-Dixon Christian Conference girls soccer game.

The Blazers (2-2, 2-1 MDCC) took the lead on a goal by Kendra Bard in the 17th minute. Laurel Reitz and Hannah Vandersleen found the net two minutes apart at minutes 25 and 27 to propel the Blazers to a 3-0 lead at halftime.

Josephine Hughes scored on an assist from Ruth Hepler one minute into the second half, and Reitz completed the scoring with a goal in the 59th minute.

“Our offense provided the firepower tonight as we notched five goals,” Blazers coach Paul Lundy said. “I like having a balanced scoring attack, and having four players score was great. That makes it difficult for opposing teams to key in on one or two players.”

The Blazers outshot Heritage 14-3, and each team had two corner kicks. Starting goalkeeper Mackenzie Sites registered three saves.

“The defense was excellent again,” Lundy said. “Mackenzie Sites recorded a shutout in 65 minutes in goal, and Brylee Moats came in for her first minutes in goal this season to preserve the blank sheet. I was happy with the team’s ability to connect the defense to the midfield and then the midfield up to the strikers. We have several more big games this week, and we’ll look to build on this game as we continue to improve.”