Women’s soccer faced off against Charlemont on Wednesday and came away with a solid 7-0 victory. The girls began slow, but soon found the pace and tempo to begin putting points on the board. The first goal came on a cross from Stella Davis (Dublin, NH) finished with a touch from Adunni Abrams (Brooklyn, NY) inside the box. The second Dublin goal was off a pass from Bette Imhoff (Dublin, NH) in the middle to Freshman Liza Runyon (Peterborough, NH), who, on her first touch just minutes after being subbed in, scored with a strike into the right side of the goal. After another goal by Adunni (assisted again by Stella) came a steady stream of four goals from Bette and Stella. Also noteworthy was Robyn McIntosh’s (Chelsea, Canada) pivotal role in midfield, helping to feed the strikers, and Bette, who made a series of long ball controlling dribbles up the field.
On the defensive side of the game, Tatiyana Dunkers (Newark, NJ) was named the woman of the match for her ability to stop the run and clear the ball on her side of the field. Solid defensive plays by Clare Fowler (Greenwich, NY), Freshman Josie Switzer (Marlborough, NH), and McLaren Bristol (Greensboro, NC) proved important to sustaining the Dublin attack. Sophia Torvinen (Oulu, Finland) played in her first Dublin game as a left defensive wing where she made several strong stops. Goaltending was split by halves: Alissa Muise (Blue Hill, ME), who played goal in the first half, saw limited action; Amelia Pyron (Framingham, MA) made several good saves to preserve the shutout.