October 7, 2009 > Lightning Bolts win fourth straight before falling
Lightning Bolts win fourth straight before falling
Submitted By Blaise Castren
Lightning Bolts, of FC Fremont Girls U-14 House Soccer League, won their fourth straight game on Tuesday, Sept. 29, with a 6-2 drubbing of Burn.
Synclaire Hamilton and Aaroyanna Lopez each had a hat trick in the victory over Burn as the Lightning Bolts raced to a 5-0 lead in the first 18 minutes and never looked back.
Elena Strom controlled the game from her midfield spot and the defense was stifling in the first half, not allowing a shot on goal. Claire Castren shut down Burn's top offensive player while Nadra Mamou, Cheyenne Gilman, Zoe Raybur and Kailey Richardson also played major defensive roles. Tiffany Morales had a good game in her contribution to the victory.
On Saturday, Oct. 3, Lightning Bolts took on first-place and unbeaten Stompers. It was a classic soccer game as Stompers remained unbeaten when the Bolts dropped a 1-0 decision in a titanic battle. However, the defeat came in heart-breaking fashion as Stompers scored in the game's final minute on a breakaway goal. Until then, both teams had several good scoring chances but appeared destined for a scoreless tie.
Bolts goalie Samantha Stephens recorded six saves in the first half. During the opening half, Strom fed Lopez, who hit the post, and Amy de Landa missed on the rebound for Lightning. Strom also had another shot on goal before the half time break.
In the second half, de Landa fed Alexa Hughes who tapped the ball to Jenna Wondka, but Wondka's following shot at goal was just high. Later, Wondka was denied another goal on a breakaway.
Play of the game came in the second half when a Stompers' shot rolled past Bolt's goalie Stephens and was sitting on the doorstep. As several Stompers closed in, defender Hamilton came out of nowhere to kick the ball away.
Nicole Furukawa and Madison Blomquist both had a good game in the Bolts defeat.