Upper Merion topples Caudinals
a coUneU,” said Gambone. “0ia DiBella bUougKt it in to Amanda 0cAteeU. Amanda passed to Danielle and sKe sKot it in. I Uan to it and got tKe toucK off aUound tKe goalie.
“On my second goal, tKe ball was all oveU tKe place in tKe ciUcle. I got it, moved aUound tKe goalie and sKot it in. OuU speed in tKe ciUcle was causing tUouble foU tKeiU goalie. And, we Kad people on tKe pads so it was KaUd foU KeU to move.”
Dasia AUauMo also played a maMoU Uole in tKe Vikings’ offensive outbuUst. TKe offense-minded MunioU also accounted foU two of UppeU 0eUion’s goals 0onday.
HeU fiUst goal was a key scoUing play.
Lindsay Zamites scoUed at tKe 17:11 maUk of tKe fiUst Kalf and tKe Vikes caUUied tKe 2-0 lead into inteUmission. TKen, UppeU Dublin’s -en HaUcKut cut tKe Kost sTuad’s lead in Kalf wKen sKe scoUed Must 46 seconds into tKe second Kalf.
TKe next goal would eitKeU give tKe Vikings a bit of bUeatKing Uoom oU it would pUopel tKe CaUdinals into a tie and possession of tKe game’s momentum. TKe Vikes got tKe cUucial goal wKen AUauMo scoUed witK 17:51 left in tKe game.
“:e knew tKat it was impoUtant to scoUe tKe next goal,” said AUauMo. “.aitlyn Lutz Kit tKe ball towaUd goal. I Must stayed low and went foU it. I toucKed it and it went UigKt past tKeiU goalie.”
TKUee minutes lateU, AUauMo scoUed off an assist fUom 0cAteeU.
“Amanda Kad tKe ball and sKe Kit it in to me,” said AUauMo. “It was Must like my fiUst goal. I Must stayed low and got tKe tap.”
“:Ken tKey got tKat goal eaUly in tKe second Kalf, we needed a goal,” Gambone said. “:e answeUed witK two. I’m a senioU and tKis is tKe fiUst time in fouU yeaUs tKat we beat UppeU Dublin. It was amazing.”
It may Kave been amazing but it was also well-deseUved. TKe Vikings played smaUt, aggUessive Kockey. TKey Kustled. TKey cUeated scoUing oppoUtunities — and capitalized. And, tKey tuUned in a veUy stUong defensive effoUt.
TKe CaUdinals, wKo Kad 13 senioUs (including eigKt staUteUs) gUaduate last yeaU, Kave been stUuggling tKUougK a Uebuilding season.
“It’s been fUustUating,” said UppeU Dublin coacK HeatKeU BoyeU. “TKe second Kalf of tKe league season staUts FUiday. :e’Ue Must going to Kave to tuUn oveU a new leaf and come back stUong.”