In a game Lely dominated, it lost to Naples, 1-0, in an important district match for both girls soccer teams.
“If this match was based on ball possession it would have been a slam dunk for Lely, but this game requires goals to win,” Lely coach Tony Smith said.
Between Captain Justine Giles as full back sweeper, goalie Frankie Archaki, who both tied in the team vote for MVP after the game, Jessica Andrade, Catherine Remaks, Nuria Ferreira and Dulce Olalde they kept the Trojan goal defended brilliantly, smith said.
“Jenna Lundquist, Veronica Evely and Jenny Carter worked the mid field like a well oiled machine, but Naples defended well,” he said. “It was just one of those games that hurts when the coin doesn’t fall on our side. We have the game losing blues today, but we fall down forward.”
The Lely girls are now 6-3-3, while the Naples girls are 7-1-1.
The Lely boys also played well against Naples, with the game ending in a 1-1 tie.
Naples coach Tony Perez-Benitoa said, “I thought we played well in the second half, and it was a fun game to watch. I always enjoy coaching against Rob Schank, he’s a friend, and they have a good team. Great sportsmanship.”
Schank said, “I thought both teams played aggressive and played very well. Both goals were made from corner kicks. Always look forward to playing Tony’s team. It’s always a good match.”
On the season Lely is 6--3-3 and Naples, 3-2-3. Next up are Tuesday games. Naples is at Immokalee and Lely travels to Estero. Both games begin at 7 p.m.