Women’s Soccer Goes the Distance: Draws with Middle Creek

Last night on March 9, Green Level Women’s Soccer team(3-0-2) took on their toughest test so far of the season. Middle Creek came into the game in the top 20 of the state rankings. Green Level would have to play well to fight off a unbeaten Middle Creek team.

The topic that surrounded this game was the field conditions. The rain the previous night and earlier in the morning caused the field to be much muddier then usual. But the game was on, and it was time for the game to kick off.

The game quickly became a battle of the midfield, with it being difficult for either team to get the ball into the final third for attacks. A few long range shots were the highlights of the first half hour, until attacking midfielder Presley Johnson dribbled through the Mustang defense and got a powerful shot that missed just left. They entered halftime all square, with it all to play for.

The second half  got off to a quick start, with a Middle Creek player given a yellow card on a controversial foul. Green Level’s Olivia Zilmer went on a attacking run with no defenders in front of her. After being brought to the ground, a yellow card was shown, and the ensuing free-kick was close to the box. Unfortunately, Green Level wasn’t able to convert on the free kick, and chances would slow down. Goalkeeper Emma Ludenia would make a nice save over the bar after a middle creek cross became a real threat to goal. As the clock winded down, overtime was upon us.

Overtime operates under two ten minute halves, and it wouldn’t be long for Middle Creek to create a chance. With a Mustang on a breakaway, Ludenia came out of her box and made a fantastic play to save a goal, keeping the chance of a win alive for the Gators. Unfortunately, that would be the last key chance, as some long shots were comfortably saved by both team’s keepers. The game would end in a scoreless draw, with both teams remaining undefeated on the season.

Good Result Gators!

Green Level takes on Apex away on Monday.