PHOTO: Franklin lost to Davis High on Tuesday, Jan. 28 with an end score of 2-0.
By Eitan Rosenheim and Grace Kishiyama,
The Davis High women’s JV soccer team had a dominating 2-0 victory over Franklin High on Jan. 28 at Playfields Park.
Franklin started off with possession of the ball, however, DHS quickly gained control with help from sophomore Lily Skilling.
Davis found momentum out of the gate, controlling the ball and staying on the attack. It was only after 23 minutes of play that Franklin finally got a shot on goal, which was blocked by DHS.
The game remained scoreless for the first 39 minutes until freshman Natalie Cordell scored off a header, giving DHS the lead, 1-0, right before half.
The Blue Devils started the second half with possession over the ball, and the team worked to keep in that way
Franklin had a chance at the beginning of the second half, when the DHS goalie, freshman Leyla Bolkan almost made a costly mistake, however, freshman Lindsey Fitzpatrick and the rest of the Davis defense were able to neutralize the attack and keep Franklin off the board.
Fifty-three minutes into the game, sophomore Rebecca Blum scored a goal off a set piece, meaning that the ball was returned to open play after game play was paused. In this case, a corner kick was taken.
Coach Mark Torguson and Blum described a set piece as something that the team has been working on this season.
The last 30 minutes were mainly a back-and-forth of possession between Davis and Franklin with no main advances made.
This was Davis’ second game against Franklin this year, the first one resulting in a 0-0 tie.
After the game, Torguson was pleased with Davis’ play throughout the matchup and highlighted some key plays and players from the game.