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JVA Team Page 2019
Page Created By: Kimberly Magee Date : 9/12/2019

JVA 2019


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JVA Looks to End the Season on a High Note

The JVA team hosted Westford Academy on Tuesday, coming away with a 3-0 win in their final home contest. CC created numerous chances in the first half, but as has been the case all season, had difficulty getting the ball in the back of the net. In this case, credit goes to the Westford keeper, who made multiple saves to keep CC off the board. Late in the half, CC used creative passing to find Hazel Johnstone on the left side of the box. Hazel played a diagonal ball to Cecily Torres, who had made a run out of the midfield into the box. Cecily controlled the pass and laced a perfect shot into the the lower right corner of the net to give CC a 1-0 at the half. In the second half, CC changed formations to generate a stronger attack and get more players in the box. The gamble paid off, as Elena Johnson was able to get on the end of a cross from Sydney Wiggins just five minutes into the second frame. Ten minutes later, Quinn McIntyre added a third goal as CC found her alone at the top of the box. Amy Sepucha crossed the ball from left to right, finding Carina Hosford in the midfield. Carina laid a short pass off to Quinn, who took advantage of space and time to launch her shot just over the Westford keeper into the roof of the net.

CC takes on Newton South at NSHS on Thursday.

JVA Earns Two Wins and a Tie

On Friday the JVA team took on Holliston amidst the first cold rain of the season. The team got off to a quick start and controlled possession in the early minutes. Halfway through the first frame, Liz Staniar entered the game and simply took over scoring twice in a three minute span. Holliston had no match for Liz's speed, as her first goal came on a breakaway as Liz got behind the Holliston back line. On the second, Hazel Johnstone made a great play, beating her defender to the goal line before slotting a perfect cross from right to left to an awaiting, and wide open, Liz. Liz's first touch calmly slotted the ball into the net. CC's intensity continued into the second half, as Sydney Wiggins added a third goal. Amanda Kiefer got free at the top of the box and sent a great shot on frame. The Holliston keeper was able to parry the try but could not hold onto the ball. Sydney Wiggins came up with the rebound and finished it off, giving CC a 3-0 lead.

On Tuesday, CC hosted the visiting Cambridge Falcons, and earned a 3-1 result. CC was coming off a three-day weekend and the rust showed, as the team got off to a slow start. Despite controlling possession, CC had difficulty getting good shots on frame. Hazel Johnstone finally broke through in the 37th minute. Natalie Eisenbies played a beautiful corner to the back post, where Hazel confidently headed it into the back of the net to give CC a 1-0 lead at the break. CC's shooting woes continued in the second half, but with sustained pressure, CC was able to add two more goals. Elena Johnson slotted home a cross from Hazel in the 53rd minute. Cambridge earned one back in the 65th minute, which seemed to spark the CC offense, as CC launched a strong attack in the late stages of the game. In the 77th minute, CC earned a free kick 22-yards from goal, and Natalie Eisenbies hit a perfectly placed shot into the upper left corner.

On Thursday CC traveled to Acton Boxborough and took on the home team as well as 20mph wind gusts. Believing the wind would be an advantage, CC selected to play with the wind in the first half, but the wind proved to be a formidable foe, and CC struggled to control the ball both on the ground and in the air as mother nature took over. CC was lucky to escape the half with a 0-0 tie, as Acton Boxboro had the better chances, hitting the crossbar and looking dangerous on the counter attack. In the second half, with CC playing into the wind, the team was able to muster more sustainable possession and a more formidable attack, but was unable to break through the AB goalkeeper. Late in the game, as CC pressed for the win, Elena Johnson, Hazel Johnstone, and Sydney Wiggins earned great looks at goal, but were unable to place their shots on frame. The game ended in a tie for CC and AB and a win for mother nature.

CC looks to bounce back in its final contests of the 2019 season on Tuesday (home vs. Westford) and Thursday (away vs. Newton South) next week.

JVA Bounces Back with Three Wins

On Saturday September 28, the JVA team participated in the annual Kicks for Cancer event, taking on LS in a mid-morning contest. CC got out to a quick start, scoring in the twentieth minute when Kimmy Staniar slipped a ball behind the LS defense to Elena Johnson, who was able to beat the keeper to get CC on the board. CC went into halftime with the 1-0 lead, but LS came out with renewed energy to start the second half, earning a goal in the first minute. LS continued to keep the pressure on, and nabbed a go-ahead goal in the 48th minute off a scramble in the box. The second LS tally awoke the CC offense, as the combination of Hazel Johnstone, Elena Johnson, Liz Staniar, Abigail Steffens, and Caroline Allard launched a number of attacks on the LS defense. In the waning minutes of the game, Hazel found Elena in the middle of the box, but Elena's shot hit the crossbar. Just two minutes later, Katharine Richardson sent a great through ball ahead to Elena, but the LS keeper was able to parry the ball away at the last moment. The game would end at 2-1, with LS earning the victory.

On Thursday October 3, the JVA team took on Weston, coming away with a 3-0 win. CC dominated possession throughout the game, but had difficulty finding the back of the net. Hazel Johnson got the scoring started late in the first half, and CC would go into the break up 1-0. Early in the second half, Amy Sepucha scored her first goal of the season, when she picked up a loose ball in the box and slotted it inside the right post. Hazel Johnstone added her second goal, and CC's third, in the waning minutes of the game, finishing a through ball from Caroline Allard. Kimmy Staniar, Liz Staniar, and Caroline Allard earned the shut out.

On Saturday October 5, CC topped Hopkinton 4-0. CC got out to a fast start, scoring three goals in the first half. Elena Johnson broke through in the fifth minute, when she found space at the top of the box and placed her shot into the upper left corner of the net. Abigail Steffens added a second goal a few minutes later, after great change of field from CC opened Abigail for a shot from the right side. Katharine Richardson earned the assist. Late in the half, Katharine Richardson found the back of the net herself with a powerful shot 25-yards from goal. CC rounded out the day with a second half goal from Quinn McIntyre, who picked up a loose ball in the box and found an open corner of the net. Catherine Lilly and Kimmy Staniar earned the shut out.

On Monday, CC returned to action at Wayland, earning a 3-0 victory. Early in the first half, Lucy Morris found Kira Moran entering the attack on the right side. Kira nailed a great shot into the left side netting from just outside the 18-yard box. Later in the half, Hazel Johnson's shot was deflected in the box, but Elena Johnson was there to clean it up and slot it home. In the second half, Caroline Allred got behind the defense beat the keeper with a precise shot to the right corner. Catherine Lilly earned the shut out.


JVA Adds Five Wins

On September 13, CC traveled to Cambridge and overcame a slow start to clinch a 4-0 victory. Hazel Johnstone scored CC's lone first half goal off a deflection by the Cambridge goalkeeper. Although CC generated multiple scoring chances in the second half, the Cambridge keeper kept CC at bay until the final moments of the game, when Elena Johnson took over. Elena scored three goals in the final eight minutes. Her first came off a great shot from the right side of the field into the upper left corner of the net. Elena's second tally came as a result of a scrum in the box after a CC corner. Her final goal came on a breakaway as she broke in behind the Cambridge defense.

On Tuesday September 17, CC hosted Acton Boxborough and came away with a 5-0 win. Caroline Allard got the scoring started 25 minutes into the first half when she finished a great through ball from Lucy Morris. Three minutes later Elena Johnson placed Kira Moran's corner kick neatly into the back of the net. With just 30 seconds remaining in the half, Elena netted another goal for CC off a pass from Hazel Johnstone. In the second half, Caroline notched her second goal of the game, neatly placing her breakaway opportunity passed the AB keeper. Abigail Steffens finished off the CC scoring onslaught with eight minutes to go in the game when she finished a long cross from Chelsea Emde.

On September 19, CC traveled to Westford, picking up a 3-0 victory. Caroline Allard scored the first goal of the game 23 minutes into the first half off a cross from Amy Sepucha, giving CC the 1-0 lead at the half. CC came out in the second half with renewed intensity in the midfield, which generated multiple scoring chances. Early in the second half, Katharine Richardson found Elena Johnson, who put the ball into the upper right corner of the net. Hazel Johnstone rounded out the scoring late in the game when she beat three defenders before outwitting the Westford keeper.

On September 24, CC hosted Newton South and managed a 1-0 victory in windy conditions. CC was frustrated early-on in the contest by the swirling winds, and struggled to keep control of the ball. Late in the first half, Lucy Morris found herself alone 25-yards from goal and launched a rocket of a shot just under the crossbar. In the second half, CC dominated possession but was unable to generate scoring chances in the final third. Lucy's first half goal would prove to be the game winner.

On September 26, CC traveled to Bedford. After a strong first half in which CC dominated possession, CC had earned a 2-0 lead going into the break. Katharine Richardson received a pass from Kira Moran and fired a low line drive into the left side netting in the thirteen minute. In the 30th minute, Amy Sepucha fired a long range missile from the right side. Bedford's goalkeeper was able to parry the shot, but Caroline Allard picked up the rebound and put it into the back of the net. In the second half, CC continued its pressure, but was unable to take advantage and add to the scoreline.

On September 28, CC will face off against LS in the annual Kicks-for-Cancer event at CCHS. The game will be played at 9:00am at the Upper Grass Field. Come out and support the team!

JVA Girls Get Off to a Fast Start

The JVA girls soccer team started the 2019 season off on the front foot with a 8-0 victory against Waltham. Elena Johnson wasted no time getting the scoring started for the Patriots one minute into the contest when she recovered a loose ball 25 yards from goal, took two quick touches and unleashed a rocket into the right upper corner of the net. Ninety seconds later, Elena found the back of the net again. Hazel Johnstone beat her defender and threaded a diagonal pass to Elena who had made a long run from left to right across the field. With time and space, Elena shot back across the face of goal and into the upper left corner. Kimmy Staniar, Hazel, Liz Staniar, and Sydney Durlach each added to the tally before the end of the half, with Elena picking up three assists. In the second half, CC played clean, quick, possession soccer, finding the back of the net on two more occasions. Carina Hosford found a loose ball thirty years from goal and slotted the shot home past the Waltham keeper. Natalie Eisenbies notched the final goal with another rocket from distance. Amanda Kiefer earned the assist.

On Friday, CC traveled to Winchester to take on a tough non-conference foe. CC jumped out to the 1-0 lead 25 minutes into the contest when Sydney Wiggins got behind the Winchester defense and beat the keeper on a low line-drive to the near post. Not to be deterred, Winchester would pull the goal back one minute later. The scoring flurry continued in the 28th minute when Liz Staniar drew a free kick on the right sideline, twenty yards from goal. Natalie Eisenbies nailed a perfect shot off the free kick into the left corner of the goal to give CC the 2-1 lead. Just before the half, Winchester drew even with CC on a well-placed shot from distance. Despite strong play by CC in the midfield, and brave volunteer goalkeeping by Kimmy Staniar, who filled in admirably for CC's injured goalkeeping gang, CC could not keep pace with Winchester in the second half. Winchester would pulled ahead with a goal early in the frame. As CC pressed, Winchester would add two more, earning the 5-2 victory.

On Monday, CC played host to Boston Latin and came away with a 7-0 victory. Hazel Johnstone got on the board early with a break away goal. Just six minutes later, Hazel would double the lead by beating two defenders off the dribble before slotting the ball by the keeper into the left side-netting. Elena Johnson rounded out the first half scoring. In the second half, Amy Sepucha got free down the right side, finding Elena with a perfect cross in the box. Elena's calm finish put CC up 4-0. Elena added a third goal on the afternoon three minutes later off a pass from Amanda Kiefer. Just moments later, Hazel also notched a hat trick finding the back of the net on a fifteen-yard shot to the right side netting. Late in the game, Sydney Wiggins earned a penalty kick after a long run down the right sideline and into the box. Natalie Eisenbies' penalty kick found the lower left corner of the net to round out the scoring.

On Wednesday, CC traveled to Lincoln-Sudbury. The CC girls battled the heat and humidity to earn a hard-fought 1-1 tie. CC opened the scoring two minutes into the contest. Hazel Johnstone, Elena Johnson, and Sydney Wiggins combined upfront to get behind the LS back line, with Wiggins sliding a low shot by the LS keeper. LS would tie the score before the half off a 35 yard shot that just dipped under the crossbar. The second half quickly became a track meet, with both teams earning opportunities. CC created quality chances, with Caroline Allard, Sydney Durlach, and Hazel Johnstone each splitting the LS defense, however, none could find the back of the net. Late in the half, Lucy Morris launched a great shot from 30 yards out that hit the crossbar; Elena nearly finished the rebound but for excellent goalkeeping by the LS backstop. On the other end of the field, Natalie Eisenbies and Sophie VanOrden broke up multiple LS attacking chances. Kira Moran, Alex Steffens, Chelsea Emde-Gerdine, and Amy Sepucha owned the wings, disrupting the LS offensive game plan. Keeper Catherine Lilly came up with a huge save with twenty minutes remaining to preserve the tie. The CC girls are looking forward to what promises to be another hard-fought contest against LS in two weeks at Kicks for Cancer.

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