ON THE PITCH: Prep soccer news & notes for 11.26.14

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ON THE PITCH: Prep soccer news & notes for 11.26.14
ON THE PITCH: Prep soccer news & notes for 11.26.14
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WINTER GARDEN — A pair of first-half goals was the extent of the scoring Nov. 20 when area boys soccer rivals Olympia and West Orange battled to a 1-1 draw.

Anthony Schultes scored for the Warriors, and Alan Frick put one in the back of the net for the Titans.

Both teams are off to promising starts and figure to be contenders in Class 5A District 4, so although a win is always the desired outcome, a draw also didn’t hurt either club.

“We knew we were in for a fight,” Olympia coach Lou Romao said. “I feel that (our boys) played with every heart, every amount of energy and soul that they had in them.”

The Titans are now 3-1-3 after a pair of ties in their past two games, and West Orange is 3-1-2, also with consecutive ties to its credit.

Afterward, Warriors coach Scott Fisher said he felt like his club had missed some opportunities to score an important district and Metro Conference win.

“It’s one of those things — when you play rivalry games, they’re always going to be tough,” Fisher said. “I thought, at times, they out-hustled us.”

Windermere Prep girls at 10 wins

The Windermere Prep girls soccer team had its first result that wasn’t a win Nov. 20 — the Lakers battled The First Academy to a 0-0 draw.

Nevertheless, Windermere Prep is still undefeated at 10-0-1. The First Academy is 8-2-1.

Lakers keeper Rachel Saunders had five saves in the contest.

Windermere Prep will return to action after the holiday break when it travels to take on Circle Christian at 4 p.m. Dec. 2.

DP girls keep streak alive

The Dr. Phillips girls soccer team hasn’t lost since Oct. 30 and hasn’t allowed a goal since Nov. 4.

The Panthers (6-2-1) are riding a six-game shutout streak.

Most recently, Dr. Phillips went into the Thanksgiving holiday break with a 5-0 win over Lyman on Nov. 20. Prior to that, on Nov. 18, the Panthers beat up on rival Olympia for a 3-0 victory. Junior forward Shae Vevera had all three goals. Sarah Kollas, who had 15 saves against the Titans, has protected the net to perfection for six consecutive games.

West Orange girls still undefeated

The girls soccer team at West Orange blanked Ocoee on Nov. 18, 8-0, to improve to 5-0-3.

Hannah Zoeltsch scored 5 goals for the Warriors.

West Orange will return to action Dec. 2 when it hosts Harmony.


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