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October 1, 2013

Girls soccer: Southern seniors step up on Senior Night to blank Mount Carmel

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Bzdak had assists on the last two Clark goals.

In the second half, the Tigers peppered Mount Carmel's goal with 13 shots from all over the field.

Sophomore Gabby Delbo tacked on a sixth goal with 10:28 remaining in the game. Bzdak passed it to Delbo, who snuck in a shot to the near post just a few yards from the goalie.

While the offense was on a roll Tuesday, the Tigers' defense was perhaps just as solid.

Mount Carmel failed to do anything against Southern Columbia, recording just six shots in the game, only four of which were on goal.

Senior Ali Varano had a great chance in the opening minutes of the game. The Red Tornado got past Southern's defenders to get just inside the goal area and, at the last moment, slid to try to get a shot into the far post. Southern Columbia goalie Jess Watkins dove to block it and as the ball rolled parallel to the goal, Watkins scooped it up to prevent someone from sneaking in an early goal.

It was Mount Carmel's best look of the day; it was also the only shot attempt to come from inside the goal area.

"(It was) just a collective effort from everybody on that team, from forwards right back to defenders. They work great together as a group," Stine said. "They do a great job (and) they work hard."

Early in the second half, Mount Carmel's Jenn Bolick sent a corner kick to Jordan Winhofer, who tried to fire a shot past Watkins. A Southern defender managed to kick it out, but sent it right to Isabella Stellar, who then tried to sneak one to the near post only to have it sail just wide of the net.

"We talked about the whole team aspect of it rather than working toward any one individual," Stine said. "We had 14 different girls score so far this year. It's been kind of amazing. To have that many girls score, playing the teams that we're playing, is a lot of fun."

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