O'Neal Blistering Foes in Girls' Soccer
The O’Neal girls’ varsity soccer team has been on a roll the past three games, scoring 17 goals while allowing only one.
The Falcons’ latest victim was Harrells Christian Academy. Tuesday, the Falcons traveled to Harrells and picked up a 6-0 Cape Fear Independent Conference win.
The Falcons’ three-game winning streak started on the heels of a tough 3-2 last-minute loss to conference foe Cape Fear Academy. Then O’Neal traveled to public 4-A Scotland High last Friday. Playing against a very physical and much older Scotland squad, the Falcons pulled off a resounding 5-0 victory.
Mary Dixon had all five goals after her teammates played her accurate balls into space. Madelyn Davis had two assists, Jackie Chamberlain had two assists and Hannah Sullivan had an assist in the physical contest.
The Falcons resumed play on Monday against Grace Christian, the fourth-ranked team in the 1-A private school league, at O’Neal’s Mauser Field where they recorded a 6-1 win over the visitors.
Dixon continued to be on fire, tallying two more goals, after her five-goal performance, and added three assists. Sullivan dented the back of the net twice and set up Dixon with two assists. The scoring was rounded out with goals from Chamberlain and Bronti Viskovich.
After the two non-conference games, the Falcons traveled to play the conference game at Harrells Christian Academy. O’Neal took a ton of offensive momentum into the game, but more importantly the O’Neal defense of Rebecca Frye, Madelyn Davis, Alessandra Tozzi, Teresa Griffin, and keeper Alex Quevedo have started to play at a much higher level, according to Falcon coach Ted Hassenfelt.
The past few games have seen the O’Neal defense solidify behind new holding midfielder, Kelly Griffin, Hassenfelt added.
In the Harrells contest, the Falcons continued where they left off against Grace Christian when Chamberlain found the back of the net in the 12th minute from a Dixon through ball.
Four minutes later, Nicole Basille notched her first goal of the season on an unassisted goal that sailed to far post over the Harrells’ keeper. Chamberlain and Basille each added another goal in the second half and Dixon picked up two more goals, giving her a total of nine goals in the last three games.
The Falcons improved to 9-3-1 (3-3 conference) on the season. The Falcons resume play Thursday at home at 4:30 p.m. against Fayetteville Christian in an important conference showdown.
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