Brandywine blanks Cassopolis 6-0
Visiting Brandywine scored three goals in each half en route to a 6-0 BCS Athletic Conference victory Cassopolis Friday.
“I wasn’t sure what to expect tonight,” Brandywine coach Evan Winkler said. “I was just hoping we would play aggressive and give great effort. I thought we did both. We played the best we could of for our first game.
“I have only had everyone available to practice for only three days out of the last two weeks. Usually early in the season the defense has the advantage, which showed in the start. Had a tough time getting our offense going. Once Rachel got the scoring started we played with more purpose and confidence.”
Rachael Laurita, Alexia Martinez and Grace Rydweski all scored first half goals for the Bobcats. Taylor Kangas, Nichole Butler and Martinez each added an assist in the first 40 minutes as Brandywine built up a 3-0 halftime advantage.
In the second half, Martinez picked up her second goal, while Alexis Garcia scored twice.
Mia Stella had a pair of assists, while Amber Johnson also had an assist.
Sloan Kangas recorded the shutout.
“We made mistakes but learned for them as the game went on,” Winkler said. “Encouraged by the start but excited to get back to work on Monday. Have a long way to go. It is nice to start 1-0. Hartford is going to be a tough test next week so we need a good week of practice.”
BRANDYWINE 6, CASSOPOLIS 0
BW – Rachel Laurita (Taylor Kangas assist)
BW – Alexia Martinez (Nichole Butler assist)
BW – Grace Rydweski (Martinez assist)
BW – Martinez (Mia Stella assist)
BW – Alexis Garcia (Stella assist)
BW – Garcia (Amber Johnson assist)
Varsity records: Brandywine 1-0, Cassopolis 0-2