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Girls soccer team wins fifth straight contest

By DOUGLAS SMITH

Special to the Independent

The North Point Eagles matched up against the Rams of McDonough in Tuesday’s girls soccer contest held at Eagles Stadium.

After watching the Rams tie the game early on, North Point set the pace and didn’t turn back. Once the 80 minutes were over, it was the Eagles who were victorious in defeating the Rams, 6-1.

It was the fifth straight win for North Point (7-2, 7-2 SMAC).

“We ended up getting a goal early and took a 1-0 lead until they ended getting a free kick on us and scored off a set piece,” North Point head coach Doug DeCook said. “After that, they played us pretty even and came out with a good aggressive defense and started causing some problems. Eventually, we started to open them up once the game went on and then went on to score five goals.

With the game tied at 1, both teams were firing on all cylinders, but it would be North Point which would strike yet again to grab a 2-1 lead.

North Point extended that lead to 3-1 and the scoring didn’t stop there as it continued to go on a scoring spree. The Eagles added another three goals to end the night with the 6-1 victory when all things were said and done after two halves of play.

Kyra Cooke was a huge presence on the field Tuesday night for the Eagles as she finished the night with a hat trick. Taylor Love came close to matching Cooke, but fell just short as she ended up with two goals and one assist on the scoresheet.

Julia Delahunt provided a bunch of opportunities for North Point as she assisted on two out of the six goals North Point scored on.

Abbey Mosedale rounded things up for the Eagles as she finished the game with one goal and one assist.

North Point has outscored its opponents 20-2 over its five-game winning streak, including shutouts over La Plata, Patuxent and Westlake. The Eagles are currently tied with Patuxent for third place in SMAC, holding the tiebreaker for that spot because of their 3-0 win over the Panthers on Sept. 24.

North Point looks for its sixth straight win tonight as it hosts Northern at 6 p.m. and will be at Lackey at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

McDonough (1-8, 1-8) came into the game having won its first game of the season against Lackey last Thursday. They hosted Chopticon on Thursday evening, which ended too late for inclusion into this edition, and will be at Northern at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Rams head coach Alfredo Gaudry could not be reached for comment by press time.

dsmith@somdnews.com