The Lions opened the game with two quick goals. Patriots’s co-captain Johanna O’Neil started off the scoring in the first half on quick pass from fellow co-captain Hannah Dudley. Next, it was Hannah’s turn to score on a pass from sophomore, Kiley Bowen. Bringing the score to 2-2. Newton South scored on a pass to a player in front of the crease. Hannah Dudley dodged through the Lion defense to net an unassisted goal (3-3). Newton South and CC battled back and forth in the first half. Cassidy Hale scored on a quick stick pass from Kylee Bowen. Hannah Dudley closed out the half at 6-4 by scoring on a free position shot. Junior Goalie, Amelia Slade saved 6 of the 12 shots on net in the first half. The Patriot’s worked hard on the circle to record 9 draw controls.
The CC Patriots came on strong in the second half scoring 9 goals. Second half highlights include Kiley Bowen scoring on a low finesse shot with the help of Johanna O’Neil. Madeline Leahy, Grace Andonian and Molly Dibble each found the back of the net with 1 goal each. When the game was over Dudley contributed 5 goals and one assist and O’neil tallied up 4 goals and 2 assists. Concord dominated the circle the second half with 12 draw controls.
Patriot’s defense led by co-captain Brianna Stout, co-captain Sophie Shipe, Audrey Hunt and Goalie Abbey Flynn held the Lions to 1 goal in the second half. Flynn stepped up saving 4 shots on goals.
Written by Judy Vaughn.
Photos by Andy Dudley and Dave Andonian.