Eddies defeat Rangers in soccer, 3-1

Published 1:10 pm Thursday, April 29, 2010


For the first time in a Lakeland Conference match, arch rivals Edwardsburg and Cassopolis squared off in a girls’ soccer match.

The Eddies came away with the inaugural victory as they defeated the Rangers 3-1.

Edwardsburg got on the board first in the 13th minute when Leslie Boyles scored only to have Cassopolis knot the score at 1-1 on a goal by Bjargey Olafsson, who scored on a penalty kick a minute later.

The Eddies took the lead for good in the 20 minute of play on a goal by Ashlyn Chambers.
The score would remain that way the remainder of the opening half.

The Eddies completed the scoring in the 75th minute on a goal by Macy Stevenson.

“We knew this would be a difficult game for us as we were missing two starting defenders who had dress rehearsal for the play. That left us with a thin team, just two subs, and several players pinch hitting in different positions. It definitely showed in the quality of our play. We were very disjointed tonight,” Cassopolis coach Oli Olafsson said.

The Eddies outshot the Rangers 22-9 in the contest.

Halftime score
Edwardsburg 2, Cassopolis 1

First half
E – Leslie Boyles 13th minute
C – Bjargey Olafsson 14 minute (penalty kick)

Second Half
E – Ashlyn Chambers
E -Macy Stevenson

Shots on goal
Edwardsburg 22
Cassopolis 9

Bridgman at Edwardsburg
Edwardsburg blanked visiting Bridgman 5-0 in a Lakeland Conference match Tuesday night.

Scoring goals in the first half for the Eddies (3-3-1. 3-0-1 Lakeland) were Ashlyn Chambers, Macy Stevenson, Alyson Mooth and Jennifer Sporlader.

Chambers had the only goal of the second half.

Halftime score
Edwardsburg 4, Bridgman 0

First half
E – Ashlyn Chambers
E – Macy Stevenson
E – Alyson Mooth
E – Jennifer Sporlader

Second half
E – Chambers
Varsity record: Edwardsburg 3-3-1, 3-0-1 Lakeland

Buchanan at Cassopolis
CASSOPOLIS – The Buchanan soccer team improved to 2-0-1 in the Lakeland Conference with a 2-1 win over Cassopolis Tuesday night.

The Rangers grabbed a 1-0 first half lead on a goal with just 7:58 remaining in the opening 40 minutes of play by Bjargey Olafsson.

The score remained that way until late in the second half when the Bucks knotted the score at 1-1 on a goal by Morgan French with 24:21 left on the clock.

Buchanan (4-4-2, 2-0-1 Lakeland) then got the winning goal with 11:30 left in the match off the foot of Rachel Bahr, who was assisted on the play by Amanda Wynn.

The Rangers outshot the Bucks 11-8.

Halftime score
Cassopolis 1, Buchanan 0

First half
C – Bjargey Olafsson 7:58

Second half
BU – Morgan French 24:21
BU – Rachel Bahr  Assist-Amanda Wynn 11:30

Shots on goal
Buchanan 8
Cassopolis 11

Buchanan 6
Cassopolis 3