Lady War Eagles Settle for 1-1 Tie on a Frigid Night

Sydney Vincent sent a corner kick to the back post that Jade Sorenson put in with a perfect back post run enabling Oak Ridge to come away with a 1-1 tie with College Park on a frigid Tuesday night at War Eagle field.

College Park had strong wind at their back in the first half as Oak Ridge hunkered down and played solid defense. The CP goal came on a defensive mistake as one of the Lady Cavalier forwards got in the seam of the Oak Ridge zone and was unmarked. Katherine Tesno, who was excellent in goal for the duration of the evening was able to get a hand on the shot but was unable to save it.

Unfortunately for Oak Ridge, the wind died down in the second half when they had it but were still able to continue to get several good chances but could not finish the deal.

Kamri Brown gave CP fits up top and put good pressure on their back line the entire second half. Oak Ridge had another corner where Brown got the ball at her feet on the front post but could not connect.

With five minutes remaining, Oak Ridge had a direct kick inside of the box but once again the girls could not strike pay dirt.

Despite the College Park speed and size advantage at midfield, the girls were able to contain the Lady Cavaliers defensively and put pressure on them by countering. Gabby Esquivel had the game of her life defensively and Claire Schuman was outstanding in the middle.

Coach JC Collins was happy with the way his team played, ” I am telling you these girls can play with anyone and it’s because they give maximum effort every second they are on the field. You know what, though? We can play better and I know we can take them next time.”

The Lady War Eagles (7-3-4, 0-0-1) next play on Friday at Conroe at 7pm.

Doug Sarant, Oak Ridge Now

Born and raised in New England, Doug promises he got to Texas as fast as he could. He earned the much needed "piece of paper" from Sam Houston State, proving to himself he could start and finish something. Doug's interests include coaching and playing any sport and still plays lacrosse competitively. He also enjoys going to dinner theaters, though he complains there just aren't enough of them in the area. Doug was brought up in a cultured environment, having suffered through dozens of symphonies and operas with his way too over-educated mother. At the end of the day, Doug is just a dad and husband and claims to be good at both.

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