WESTMINSTER -- The Bellows Falls girls varsity soccer team were shoutout, 2-0, against Black River on Saturday on the school’s lower field.
"We knew Bellows Falls was a team that was going to go to the ball," said Black River coach Pat Pullinen. "It took us a while to get under control, and we didn’t settle down until the second half."
Black River had possession for much of the opening half with better ball control, and worked defensively on both sides to keep the Terrier forwards busy chasing.
"They deserve it," said BFUHS coach John Broadley. "We sort of gave up in the last twenty minutes. We’ll be lucky now if we get a home playoff game."
The Terriers’ first shot on goal didn’t come until about halfway through the first from Brit Moyna. "I feel like we had a stronger first half," said Moyna. "But we could have played much harder."
Either team scoreless through the break, Black River’s Sarah Rumrill found some space about 25 yards out and put away the Presidents’ first goal with 19:30 left in the second half.
"I practice a lot at home," Rumrill said, "and the team gave me plenty of support today."
"I was frustrated at first because I knew Enny Mustapha (BF keeper) could handle them up high," noted Pullinen. "We didn’t challenge too much low, but just the same, it was good work. I’m also proud of our defenders."
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Rumrill and Kathan each have 12 goals on the season.
Mustapha had nine saves, and President keeper AJ Bussino blocked two.
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