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Springville varsity girls soccer stands at 4 - 3 on season

SPRINGVILLE — Springville-Griffith Institute’s girls varsity soccer team followed up a season-opening 4 – 0 loss with four straight wins, by a combined score of 25 – 3, including a 7 – 2 win in Lake Shore on Sept. 7, a 7 – 0 win at home against Maryvale on Sept. 10 and its most productive game of the season, an 8 – 0 victory in Cheektowaga.

On Sept. 17, the girls took on Hamburg, but surrendered more goals during that match than it had during its entire winning streak, previously. The Springville team lost 4 – 2 to Hamburg.

During that game, Springville’s Dakota Nesslebush assisted on Courtney Schiele’s goal, while Alena Woodarek assisted on a goal scored by her sister Tia.

Springville was back on the road to play East Aurora on Sept. 21. The defense cut the goals against in half, but Springville’s own offense suffered an identical fate, resulting in a 2 – 1 loss. Tia Woodarek had the only goal, assisted by Alena Woodarek.

“Both teams were ranked in the top 10 in New York state,” said Head Coach Eric Holler, who said that he would not allow the back-to-back losses to dim his team’s accomplishments so far, this season.

Springville was 4 – 3 as it opened a four-game home stand on Sept. 24, beginning with Dunkirk. The second game of that stretch was played on Sept. 25 against Amherst, while Amherst visited Springville on Sept. 27.

Lake Shore will come to town on Tuesday, Oct. 2, to close out four consecutive home games for Springville, with the start time scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Springville will look to go up to 2 – 0 on the season versus that opponent.

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