Charlie M. Holmes
The Cherry Valley-Springfield varsity girls soccer team lost 2-0 to Morris on Sept. 6.
Twelve minutes into the game, Maddie Archer suffered a second sprain. Archer originally sprained her ankle during a basketball game last season, according to her teammates. She was treated on the bench and remained there until the end of the game.
Both goals for Morris came in the first half. The first was made by Alexis Forgit 19 minutes and 30 seconds into play. With less a minute left until half time, Kelsea Webster assisted by Vanessa Hulse padded the lead with a second goal. Last season, Webster was a First Team Tri-Valley League All-Star selection.
In the second half, the game clock was stopped once again when Zane Ashford, the leading scorer for the Tri-Valley conference as of Sept. 5, came down hard, bumping her head. Despite the injury, Ashford was able to return to the game.
CV-S was 2-0 going into Thursday night’s game — winning a non-league game against Sharon Springs and a league game against Edmeston.
“Our goals for the season are to unite and work solidly together as a team. One game at a time,” Coach Amy Garretson said. “We concentrate a lot on skills. Team motivation.”
Garretson has been coaching soccer at CV-S since 1998. This is her sixth year coaching the varsity girls.
“I thought they played very well the second half,” Garretson said. “First half was a little bit tough with marking up and their long balls. We played tough defense today, and it was a running game. This was good, good, good competition.”
Last year, Morris shared the title of Tri-Valley League champion with Milford.