Philadelphia, PA- The Lady Warriors of Nyack set out on a quest against CACC members of Chestnut Hill College. The away game put the Warriors in a position to offset a competitive team. In a back and forth battle between both opposing teams, the game fell in favor of the Warriors. They victoriously soared over the Griffins in a (2-1) scoring game. Avery Chance, of the Warriors lifted a last minute goal to help with the team win. They now sit with a (1-5) record in the CACC.
Vandyk and Chance Secure First Win for Lady Warriors
Sep 30, 2017
As kick off was intended at 1:00pm, the Lady Warriors came out dominating the field with most of the action happening on the Griffins territory. In two minutes of the start, Zoe Mould of Nyack, would test the Goalie for Chestnut but her shot was blocked. Following up with a shot was Camila Parada but her ball sailed too high. As the Warriors continued to gain momentum they continued to remain on the Griffins side of the field which helped to force a corner kick. Alexia Missett, for the Warriors, kicked the corner which was attempted to force a header shot by Avery Chance, yet the defense for the Griffins stopped her. The game continued with a saved shot by Chestnut Hill's Goalie, Meghan Guagenti, off of Zoe Mould for the Warriors. The Griffins struggled to possess the ball in Nyack's territory as Nyack continued to hold the ball for another ten minutes. In those minutes, they rallied 9 total shots in attempts to put the first number on the scoreboard. Althoug each were unsuccessful the Warriors finally finished their shots with a goal from Anna-Maria Vandyk. Her first goal on the season helped Nyack to lead the game with (1-0). The Griffins were not too satisfied with that goal that they answered back to the Warriors two minutes later with a goal from their very own, Geena DiRuegeris. The (1-1) tie ended the first half as both teams were unable to score again.
Period two of the game seem to show a shift in momentum a the Griffins posed two shots on the Warriors. In the first ten minutes of the game, the action seemed to be on the Lady Warrior's side of the field as Greta Enloe was forced to make 4 incredible saves. Thereafter, Nyack began to gain confidence back as they worked their way back to the other side of the field. The Warriors struggled to find one of the four shots from Camila Parada, Abisag Ramirez, and Alexia Missett (2), in the back of the net. As the game proceeded Chestnut Hill had an opportunity from a corner kick that would eventually be shut down by the Keeper for Nyack. Their unsuccessful attempt quickly allowed the Warriors to draw back from their territory and into the Griffin's territory. A restart from beyond midfield gave Nyack's, Avery Chance, with an open goal waiting for her. Her goal came at the 81:29 minute mark to now give the Warriors a (2-1) lead over Chestnut Hill. With 8 minutes left of the second half, Nyack continued to favor the momentum and keep the ball on opposing sides. As they searched for another goal with two attempt shots before the buzzer, the Warriors could not sink the ball in. The game ended with a first season victorious win for the Lady Warriors.
Nyack collectively outshot the Griffins with 33 shot attempts over the 14 attempts made by Chestnut Hill College. The team also tallied 11 total shots on goal over Chestnut's 8 shots on goal. The Warriors, Zoe Mould led her team with a total of 7 shot attempts while Anna-Maria Vandyk led the team with 3 shots on goal and 1 goal on the game. In the 90minutes of play Freshmen Keeper for the Warriors, Greta Enloe, made 7 saves on the game to help her team stay in the lead.
Up Next: The Lady Warriors host another CACC match with Caldwell at Nyack High School. The Game starts at 7:30pm on Wednesday, October 4th.