By: Tyler Danburg
As the Warrior Boys Soccer team provided the 7-0 victory prior, the Fairview Girls Varsity Soccer Team provided an entertaining game in the nightcap. Under the lights, the Lady Warriors shined as a team versus Oberlin on the hunt for their second win in conference play and for the lead in the PAC Stripes Division.
Fairview got hot quick offensively, as So. Julia Costas started off her prodigious game with a Penalty Kick goal early in the 1st Half. But Oberlin’s Janae Johnson scored her first goal of the night, to knot it all up at one apiece; one of Johnson’s two goals.
After the Phoenix answered, the Warriors responded, with another goal by Julia Costas, assisted by Rachel Coyne and one by Jr. Lizzy Lufkin. At the half, Fairview was running away, entering the second half at a score of 3-1. Wednesday provided two huge nights for Coyne and Costas. Over Rachel Coyne’s Junior/Senior seasons Julia Costas’ Freshman/Sophomore seasons, the two have been accountable for 72% of Fairview’s goals (Yes, I did the math).
When play resumed, Coyne connected with Costas once more for the Lady Warriors, putting Fairview up 4-1 and a hat trick on the night for Julia Costas. Oberlin’s Johnson squeezed a breakaway goal past Fairview Goalkeeper Sr. Maddie Johnston for her second goal of the night. Fairview’s Goalie tandem of Jr. Gabby Biggs and Johnston saved nine shots in total, only giving up two.
Things soon became quiet, until, with two minutes left to play, Warrior Jr. Alexis Faile surged past midfield and through the Oberlin defensive line to score Fairview’s fifth goal of the night, and a 5-2 lead. Faile’s first goal of the game, her sixth-most third conference goal, put the match to rest for Fairview, as the Lady Warriors defeated Oberlin 5-2, and advanced to 2-0 in the PAC; Oberlin moves to Conference-worst 0-3.
The Fairview Varsity Girls are back in action this Saturday, September 15 versus 2nd-place in the Stripes Divison Brooklyn (Fairview 1st) in a showdown at Fairview High School.