Bears Storm Back to Clip Royals

Yesterday afternoon, the girls’ soccer team overcame a two-goal halftime deficit to surge past Port Jeff, 4-3, in non-league action.

The Royals looked sharp early, netting two goals at the 35:45 and 22:00 marks. The Bears generated several scoring opportunities, but could not find the back of the net as they trailed 0-2 at the half.

The Brook came out with renewed energy in the second half, scoring a key goal less than eight minutes into play when Madison Logan headed home a Beth Felix corner kick to halve the lead. 10 minutes later, former Royal, Sarah Hull, ignited a spurt of three goals in just 1:50 when she intercepted a goal kick and muscled past two defenders before tucking the equalizer past the diving keeper for her first career varsity goal. Just 29 seconds later, the Bears found themselves in the lead when Felix uncorked a 30-yard lefty blast that took a fortuitous hop over the keeper’s shoulder. 71 seconds after that, Caroline Maglione dropped a free kick behind the Royal defense where Donna Sanders unleashed a high-arcing shot from the right side of the 18-yard box that found the left side netting. When the frenzy finally abated the Bears were ahead 4-2.

The Royals responded with a goal at the 10:12 mark to pull back within 4-3, but the Bear defense held for the final 10 minutes to secure the comeback win and a third straight win over our crosstown rivals. Sarah Hull (1 save) and Sophia DiLavore (2 saves) split time in goal while Alyssa Martinez, Maglione, and Morgan Ruggieri anchored the defense.

With the victory, the Bears improve to 5-2-1 on the season. They are back in action tomorrow afternoon with a league match-up at Waldorf.


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