Mavs Leave It Late vs Mann 2-1

     The Lady Mavs were hit with an aggressive attack that lead to an early goal for the JL Mann Patriots. The Patriots pressed hard and were able to get a shot on goal that was deflected by an awesome dive by Mavs goalie Olivia Baker but the rebound landed right at the feet of a Mann player who was able to finish for the score.

     The Lady Mavs regained their composure and made several runs at the Patriots goal. Half way through the first half, a Mann foul led to a direct free kick by Brooke Sweetenburg that narrowly skipped by the far post. Under pressure, a Mann defender fouled Jordan Mosher inside the box and gave a PK to the Mavs. Sydney Shaw took the shot that went past the reach of the Mann keeper to level the score.
     The second half began with the Patriots trying to recreate their early first half momentum, but the Mavs would have none of it. Sadie Smith, Meghan Edwards and Allie Rushing built a solid defense that broke up every effort the Patriots mounted. During that, the Mavs strung together several good runs but were unable to finish despite great efforts by Kristine Arunau, Brianna Bassie and Jordan Mosher.
     With time being kept on the field for the last two minutes, the ball found its way to Sydney Shaw in the midfield who powered a shot over the head of the Patriots keeper from 30 yards out to seal another victory for the Lady Mavs!