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White Plains Girls Soccer Stops Sleepy Hollow

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Playing without their number one goaltender and showing an aggressive attack in the offensive zone, the host White Plains girls’ soccer team outshot Sleepy Hollow 4-1 Friday in a non-league game.

“We have girls who are aggressive to the ball and have done a good job attacking,” White Plains Coach Carlos Mejia said. “We have out league games coming up beginning with New Rochelle next week, so this was a good game for us to prepare.”

Mejia’s offense took some time to get started, scoring once in the first half on a goal by Sarah Davis to take a 1-0 halftime lead. Kadrina Merot, Lily Basile and Lissette Rodriguez added goals in the second half as the Tigers assaulted the Sleepy goal.

Davis, a tri-captain with teammates Hanna Ward and Jasmine Campbell, said the Tigers were a little shorthanded but played well.

“We have a couple of players, including our goalie, out with injuries,” Davis said. “Sleepy Hollow played tough. We are an aggressive team on offense. We just have to communicate more on defense and hopefully get players healthy.”

Campbell, who played well defensively and helped move the ball through midfield, was pleased with the win and the Tigers 2-1-1 record.

“We’ll be going into league games now,” Campbell said. “The defense has to be talking and not getting out of position and we’ll be good back there.”

Gillian Berger scored the lone Sleepy Hollow goal in the second half. White Plains next plays at New Rochelle Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in a league matchup.

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