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Stow girls soccer's big second half sinks Roosevelt

by Michael Leonard | Sports Editor Published: October 17, 2016 10:22 PM

Kent Roosevelt girls soccer has endured a lot of hardship this fall.

Yet after the first half Oct. 17, the Rough Riders looked they might have a chance to win their playoff opener.

Playing with the wind at their backs, Roosevelt took a 1-0 lead to halftime over Stow-Munroe Falls at Bulldog Stadium.

In the second half, however, the Bulldogs were unleashed.

Five second-half goals completely the turned the contest around, as Stow scored a 5-1 win in the Division I playoff opener for both teams.

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Stow improved to 8-3-6 and advanced to face Twinsburg Oct. 20 in a sectional final game. Roosevelt finished the season at 2-13-1.

The breakthrough came in the 31st minute off a free kick for Roosevelt.

Kendra Kline sent a ball into box, which bounced over the defense. Kayla Fischer found the loose ball and headed it home on the back post, making it 1-0 at halftime.

Stow coach Nate Rausch he didn't make too many adjustments at the half, other then implore his players to pick up the intensity.

Sophomore forward Theresa Parr heeded the call.

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In the 47th minute, Parr stole a bouncing ball from the Roosevelt defense and smashed it into the met to make it 1-1.

Less than 90 seconds later, Stow had the lead.

After taking a feed from Maddie Marino, Stow forward Emily Andrassy cut into the box and curled a high shot over Roosevelt goalie Liz Hartung.

Stow kept coming, out-shooting Roosevelt 9-0 in the second half.

Andrassy scored her second in the 68th minute. She turned a ball into the net from the near post after Parr lofted a ball in from then end line.

Two goals in the two minutes seal the win for the Bulldogs.

In the 74th minute, Hannah Riddle made a nice cut at the box of the box and fired a low shot into the net to make it 4-1.

Then in the 75th, Andrassy returned the favor to Parr, setting her up for a lofted shot in the box which found the side net.

Hartung finished with five saves. Bulldogs goalie Amanda Holocker finished with two saves.

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