Stockbridge Soccer Blanks Adrian 2-0

The Stockbridge girls’ soccer team came up with a big non-conference win last week, taking down Adrian 2-0 April 29.

The Panthers struggled to possess the ball in the first half, but the game was still tied 0-0 at halftime.

The halftime break gave the Panthers a chance to straighten things out and it showed as they capitalized on a corner kick four minutes into the second half. Alex Eibler sent the corner kick in and Shelby Hall was able to gain control and dropped a pass to Makayla Gradowski who drilled it home for a 1-0 Panther lead.

Stockbridge added to its lead midway through the second half when Faith Whitt made a pass to Brittany Freiermuth, whom made a nice move by a Maple defender and put a shot past the Adrian goalkeeper and into the net.

Adrian kept the pressure on, but was unable to find the net as Autumn Aiken stopped all six shots she face to earn the third shutout of the season for the Panthers.

Earlier in the week, the Panthers dropped a 7-1 decision to a strong Laingsburg squad. Eibler scored the lone goal for Stockbridge with a free kick from 30 yards out.

The Panthers opened the week by rallying past Lakewood 4-2 for a big GLAC win.

The Vikings took a 2-0 lead into halftime, but the Panthers did not quit.

Stockbridge started its comeback seven minutes into the second half when Eibler drilled a free kick into the corner of the net from 25 yards out to make it 2-1.

Two minutes later Whitt made a move on a Lakewood defender and drilled a long shot past the Viking goaltender to tie the game at 2-2. With the momentum the Panthers continued to pressure and with six minutes to go in the game Madie Gee-Montgomery hit Maria Hoard with a pass, who found the net for her first goal of the season and a 3-2 Panther lead. Just moments later Whitt finished off the scoring for her second of the game to finish the Panthers comeback.

Savannah Torrey, Gradowski, Paige Brown, and Cara Petri played exceptional defense to keep the Panthers in the game and allow the comeback.

The Panthers improved to 4-5-1 overall and 3-4 in the GLAC.

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