Varsity Girls Soccer


3/7 MAULDIN 8-0 Boiling Springs HS Season Opener

Posted in Varsity Girls Soccer by EllenCasper

    The Lady Mavs dominated again with a win over Boiling Springs High School at Boiling Springs Monday evening.  Mauldin maintained possession during the majority of the first half and showed excellent passing skills.  Haley Dunham and Gracie Boswell scored the first two goals in the first half.  The third goal was scored by Ms. Boswell off of a corner kick from Sarah Tuggle.  Boiling Springs did not threaten with a goal.

    

3/5 MAULDIN 0-0 White Knoll HSl Viking Cup

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The Lady Mavs took on the White Knoll Timberwolves in the afternoon consolation match. The two teams displayed two distinctive tactics.  Mauldin preferred control - playing to feet, connecting passes and running the wings.  The 'wolves was much simpler: run an aggressive offside trap and kick the ball long.  The styles were further contrasted by Mauldin's disciplined approach vice White Knoll's very aggressive play.  Neither team seriously challenged the goal until Sarah Kate Phillips and Maggie Cowley both nicked the woodwork in a ten second span.


3/5 MAULDIN 0-1 Spring Valley HS Viking Cup

Posted in Varsity Girls Soccer by EllenCasper

     Mauldin squared off against the Spring Valley Vikings early Saturday morning.  Both teams tried to dominate the midfield and probed the defenses with wide attacks.  The Mavs had some early success earning several corners and Emily Praktish just missing an awesome cross from Maggie Cowley.  Maddy Thompson was a first half standout as she was forced to save four point blank shots.  The half looked to end scoreless until the last minute when a low ball found its way across the box for a Viking tap in.

  

3/4 MAULDIN 2-0 Airport HS Viking Cup

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       The Lady Mavs opened their 2011 Viking cup with a convincing win over the Airport High Eagles.  The Mavs dominated play with 90 percent of the possesion and only allowed the ball past midfield a half dozen times.  Airport only had two shots in anger, one a breakaway that Maddy Thompson aggressively shut down at the top of the box.  The Mavs continuous pressure resulted in numerous corners and several shots, however none found their way past a shaky defense and keeper.


Congratulations to Senior Maddy Thompson

Posted in Varsity Girls Soccer by EllenCasper

Congratulations to Senior Soccer player Maddy Thompson. Maddy applied for a scholarship from the SC Vocational Rehab Department.  It required a three page essay on how those with disabilities enrich the workforce. Maddy interview Kim Alexander a c 5/6 quadriplegic who works at Clemson.

Maddy WON the scholarship and will be attending the Clemson Honors College next year on a full ride!  Maddy is one of the top four students in the Mauldin High Class of 2011!  Way to go, Maddy!

VIKING CUP Friday 24 Mar 6:00 PM

Posted in Varsity Girls Soccer by EllenCasper

Mauldin opens the 2011 Taco Bell Viking Cup against Airport HS.  The match will be played in Harry Perone Stadium at Spring Valley High School.  The address for the stadium is 120 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia, SC 29229.

(2/24) Mauldin vs. Eastside Scrimmage

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The Lady Mavs dominated another scrimmage playing Eastside High at home.   Emily Praktish scored the teams first goal on a header off of a cross by Gina Cardenas.  Two minutes later Ali Simpson scored on a cross from Emily Praktish.  Miss Praktish, playing out wide, scored the teams 3rd and 4th goals from assists from Gracie Boswell and Brianna Knapp, respectively.  Gracie Boswell scored the 5th goal from 25 yards out.  The Mavs sixth goal was an err by the Eastside team, scoring an Own Goal, off of a corner kick by Brianna Knapp.  At half time the score was 6-1.  Five minutes into the second half Emily Praktish headed the ball in the goal from a corner kick by Sarah Tuggle.  The team's final game goal was scored by Lauren Young, another header, from a Sarah Tuggle corner kick.  All the players were able to get into the game and worked well passing the ball and performing as a team.  Final score Mavs 8- Eastside 1.

(2/18) Mauldin vs. Spartanburg Scrimmage

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The Varsity Girls beat Spartanburg 4-0.  The first goal was scored 28 minutes into the game by Sarah Tuggle on an assist from Gracie Boswell.  The next three goals were scored in the second half.  Ali Simpson scored from approximately 15 yards out and also on a shot to the back post.  Lauren Young headed the ball in the net with an assist from Gina Cardenas.  The team continues to play well in pre-season games.

(2/15) Mauldin vs. Dutch Fork Scrimmage

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The Lady Mavs traveled to Dutch Fork and won their first scrimmage of the season (1-0) while dominating possession of the ball through out the game.  The goal was scored by Sarah Tuggle, middle fielder (10), in the first half off of a free kick outside the goal box.