By Jon Gerardi
The Daily Item
MIDDLEBURG -- With almost 30 minutes elapsed since Midd-West first scored a goal, coach Russ Goodling thought to himself on the sidelines that it'd really be nice if the Mustangs could net another goal.
That's when Janelle Arbogast came through for her coach.
With just over 7:30 remaining in the second half, Arbogast took a loose ball and dribbled just between the boxes. Milton goalie Dani Lincoln dived to her right, anticipating a shot to the near post, but Arbogast sent it across to the far post, sneaking it just inside for the second goal.
It gave the Mustangs some appreciated breathing room.
"That was a big relief. I was just thinking to myself, 'Boy we could use another goal right now,' and she finally got one in," Goodling said. "She has a little trouble at times doing that, but she cashed in on that one, so that was good."
Midd-West tacked on a third goal late and the Mustangs blanked the Black Panthers, 3-0, in a HAC-I league game at Middleburg on Monday evening.
After being held to just three shots in the first half, the Mustangs (2-3, 1-2 HAC-I) came out and played solid offensively against the Black Panthers (3-2, 2-2 HAC-I) during the second half, recording 10 shots.
Kenedi Moyer struck first for Midd-West to break open the game when she got a breakaway pass and dribbled down the right side of the 18-yard box and fired a deep shot to the far post to net the 1-0 goal just under three minutes into the second half.
"It's definitely going to be a tough game. Their seniors are very, very good. Kenedi (Moyer) and Morgan (Goodling) and Janelle (Arbogast), they play the game very well. They keep it simple and just get it out wide and do their thing," Milton coach Max Campbell said. "I think we broke down in the second half, started pushing people up front and our midfield wasn't there and definitely not our night just from the get-go."