CANTON - The FC Freeze U12 girls soccer team scored early and often in pulling away to a convincing 7-1 Northern New York Youth Soccer League win over Indian River United FC last Thursday at the St. Lawrence University campus.
With the win, the Freeze remained undefeated at 7-0-1 heading into the final week of the 2014 season while Indian River slipped to 3-6-0.
Within the first minute of play, Katharine Cowen of Potsdam had her first shot on goal and a minute later, Olivia Mace’s defenders were looking at the bottoms of Mace’s cleats as she fired an unassisted long ball into the top right of the net. With 26:18 remaining in the half, Gabi Jones (Potsdam) evaded opponents and passed the ball to Cowen. who two-touched the ball into the top left corner of the net for the goal. At 18:30 Jones and Mace demonstrated excellent give and go passing, resulting in Mace scoring with an assist being credited to Jones. Less than three minutes later, Jones was credited with her third assist of the game as she passed to Cowen, who threaded a low shot in the right corner of the goal. Less than two minutes later, Cowen passed the ball to Jones, who hit the left corner for the fifth and final score of the half.
In the second half of play Jones moved to goalie allowing Clara Maine (Parishville) to leave the crease. Nine minutes into the second half, Potsdam’s Louisa Moosbrugger dribbled through traffic and scored an unassisted goal for the Freeze. Ten minutes later, Moosbrugger passed to Cowen, who dribbled past two defenders to complete her hattrick.
The Freeze worked on their passing skills throughout the game. Natalie Cowen (Potsdam) made two shots on goal and played strong defense. Playing strong defense throughout the contest were Laura Dudek (Potsdam) and Quinn Woodward (Parishville).
With two minutes left in the game, IRUSC broke through the Freeze defense to generate their only goal of the game.
FC Freeze hosts the only other undefeated Upstate United SC Duck’s Dynasty (7-1-0) at St. Lawrence University on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. before closing out the season Thursday by hosting the CAVS Lake Effect at 6:30 p.m.