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Cavaliers defense steps up

The King William girls soccer team upped their record to 4-1-1 with a shutout victory over Washington & Lee for the second time this season.

"I am really happy with this victory," Cavaliers coach Suzanna Christian said. "The girls are keeping possession of the ball and pressuring on defense, which is what we have been working on in practice."

Coral Sawdy scored the first goal of the game when she out-ran three defenders before blasting the ball past the diving Eagle goalie.

Shortly before halftime, Nicole Broaddus centered the ball to McCall VanRensselaer who put it in the back of the net, giving the Cavaliers a 2-0 lead at the half.

"I am really pleased with the way this team is coming together," Christian said. "The girls are working hard in practice every day. We are becoming a good soccer team."

Margaret Ratcliffe scored the only goal in the second half giving the home team a 3-0 victory.

"We still have a lot of soccer left to play, but this team is going in the right direction," Christian said.

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