Davenport girls top MCS; Lady Rockets win fifth straight

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By John Bernhardt
He already has over 500 wins on the basketball court, but Davenport coaching legend Ray Preston is not done yet. Preston won his 399th girls soccer game when his team edged Margaretville, 2-1, in a game played in Davenport last week.

The Blue Devils used an unassisted Amy Filupiet goal to carry a 1-0 lead into the second half, but Davenport rallied. As she has so many times this season, Sarah Haight had a hand in the turnaround. The high-scoring sophomore used a Sam Maidens pass to beat Margaretville goalie

Megan McKenna one-on-one, tying the score less than 10 minutes into the half.

The game winner came with only eight minutes to play when Haight threaded a through pass to Kassie Jeffers for the goal. Davenport improved to 9-1-1 with the win. The Wildcats are 6-0 in Delaware League play.

Margaretville had a tough week, dropping a 3-2 heartbreaker to Downsville in their first home game of the season earlier in the week. Once again, the Blue Devils took a one-goal lead late into the game but couldn’t hold on. Davenport scored the winning strike in the second overtime period.
Tess Svoboda and Cora Bruno both had a goal and an assist for Margaretville.

After Downsville’s Kendra Lacey forced overtime with a goal with 8:21 to play in regulation time, Amanda Erwin netted the winning goal in the second overtime. Margaretville wasted a scoring opportunity in the first overtime when a penalty kick cleared the goal.

Roxbury Girls Win
Hold your hats! Here they come! The Roxbury girls’ soccer team won its fifth straight game downing Gilboa, 1-0, last Thursday night. The Rockets play their biggest game in several years when they host Davenport tonight. The Rockets need to upset the Wildcats to keep pace with Downsville in the Delaware League’s tight Mountain Division title chase.

It was Bailey O’Donnell to the rescue again Thursday night in Roxbury. The junior forward netted the only score of the game with 28:18 left in the first half, converting a pass from Allyce McIntosh for the score.

From there, the Roxbury defense took charge snuffing out every Wildcat offensive charge. The Rocket defense has played exceptionally over the Rocket’s five game win streak. Roxbury’s D will need to do it again on Wednesday for the Rockets to stay in the title chase.

Thursday’s game was a non-league encounter. Roxbury improves to 6-3-2 with the win. The Rockets are 4-1-2 in Delaware League play.