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Hudson girls soccer closes out National Conference schedule with win

by Michael Leonard | Sports Editor Published: October 12, 2016 9:42 PM
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In some ways, the Hudson girls soccer team's win over Brecksville-Broadview Heights Oct. 12 was emblematic of the Explorers' season.

Hudson played well for long stretches, but was inconsistent.

On this night, that was enough to get a 2-1 win over the Bees at Hudson Memorial Stadium.

All three goals in the contest came via set pieces, as Hudson junior Elena Vuksta came up with two great strikes.

In the fourth minute, Hudson earned a corner kick on the near side. Vuksta sent a curling ball into the box, which Jordan Manley found and lofted into the corner of the net.

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Hudson was in control throughtout the first half, but could not find the net again. Vuksta and Manley each hit the post in the first half.

Brecksville was able to convert its only real scoring chance in the 35th minute. A Bees' corner kick eluded Hudson goalie Lily Morgan and came to Brecksville senior Natalie Lesesky. Lesesky's shot nearly was cleared off the line, but trickled in to make it 1-1 at halftime.

Just after halftime, Hudson retook the lead.

In the 45th minute, the Explorers earned a free kick just outside the penalty box. Vuksta stepped up and launched a perfectly placed shot into the upper left corner of the net, making it 2-1.

Hudson finished with a 7-3 edge in shots on goal. Morgan had two saves on the night.

Hudson will close out the regular season Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. at home vs. Austintown-Fitch.

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