Eagles 5, Cougars 1
At Davis Field, visiting Seton Catholic scored the first goal, but host Elma notched five unanswered goals — four in the second half — to win a non-league match on Sept. 8.
Individual goal scorers were unavailable.
The Cougars converted early in the first half, with the Eagles tying the game quickly thereafter. After a 1-1 halftime, Elma took over for the win.
Alicia Hook and Peyton Elliott were cited by head coach Scott Rockey for their all-around play, while Destry Dineen was cited for her work in the midfield.
Bobcats 4, Eagles 2
Rebounding after a slow start, Aberdeen rallied past Elma in a non-league season opener Tuesday night (Sept. 6) at Davis Field.
Abbie Bradt scored twice in the second half to snap a 2-2 deadlock.
The Bobcats (1-0) actually spotted the Eagles the game’s first two goals.
Elma drew first blood when Peyton Elliott redirected Alicia Hook’s corner kick into the net in the opening two minutes. Kassedy Olson made it 2-0 about three minutes later, off an assist from Jillian Bieker.
Aberdeen answered on its next possession. After Bradt was fouled in the box, Tayler Housden converted the penalty kick.
Kyra Gallinger’s goal off a Megan Auld pass later in the first half tied it.
Bradt took a crossing pass from Dani Buckman for the go-ahead goal early in the second half. Sandwiched by three defenders, Housden found Bradt for what proved to be an insurance marker.
Bobcat goalkeeper Reagan Glanz helped preserve the margin with a half-dozen crucial saves.
“The girls had a really good halftime talk with each other,” Bobcat coach Ryan Housden said. “Before that, they had a sense of urgency, knowing they were two goals down and they had to get going. Once they finally got their feet under them, they were communicating and they were moving the ball around.”
“A really good start, but we lost momentum at the midpoint of the first half and we couldn’t find it the rest of the game,” Elma coach Scott Rockey said.
He cited defenders Dallas Trusty and Tawni Heller for their performances.