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Hudson girls soccer humbles Roosevelt

by Michael Leonard | Sports Editor Published: October 1, 2016 4:42 PM

In recent years, Kent Roosevelt girls soccer has played some good games against state power Hudson -- particularly in the postseason.

This season, however, both programs are experiencing down years by their standards.

Factor in Hudson was looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to rival Twinsburg and the Rough Riders were without captain Kayla Fischer.

It all added up to long afternoon for Roosevelt.

Hudson scored a 9-0 victory over the Rough Riders Oct. 1 at Dante Lavelli Field in Hudson.

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Hudson improved to 6-4-2 on the season, while Roosevelt dropped to 1-10-1.

Hudson had 18 shots on goal and converted half of them. Only some good work by Roosevelt goaltender Liz Hartung kept the Explorers from reaching double digits in goals.

Hudson's possession game kept the ball flowing towards the Rough Riders' net, as it was mostly one-way traffic throughout the game.

Hudson's Elena Vuksta opened the scoring in the 14th minute, as she placed a free kick perfectly into the upper left corner of the net.

Freshman Mia Becker then scored the next two goals for Hudson. Becker scored in the 16th minute off long run from clearing ball and then in the 18th minute, when she tapped in a perfect crossing ball from Lexi Muccio, who had draw Hartung out.

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Roosevelt's defense stiffened for the rest of the half, but the floodgate really opened on the Rough Riders early in the second half.

In the 42nd minute, Hudson captain Claire McIssac ran onto a cross and put it off the post and in. In the 44th minute, Vuksta plowed through middle of Roosevelt's defense to get her second goal of the game.

McIssac got her second goal of the game in the 51st minute, when she launched a shot into the roof of the net.

Hudson's Grace Killeen found the net in the 55th minute off a rebound, followed by a goal from Jordan Manley at close range less than 30 seconds later.

Both teams emptied their benches in the last 20 minutes, but Hudson got one more goal from sophomore Anna Campanella in the 65th minute.

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