Tuesday’s girls soccer match at Stillwater between the Warriors and the visitors from Waterford was moved to a 10:00 start in an effort to beat the oppressive heat and humidity. In the game, on the beautiful turf field in Stillwater, both the Warriors and Mother Nature claimed “W’s” as game officials suspended the second half of play due to the heat index and Stillwater came away with the 3-0 decision.
No one felt the heat more on this day than Waterford keeper Caer Burns. Under siege from the lethal Stillwater attack Burns saved nine Warriors shots with countless others whistling past the posts or crossbar.
Just four minutes in the Fordian keeper turned back a Brooke Pickett attempt from in close, but with the relentless Stillwater pressure it was simply a matter of time.
That time came one minute later when Keelyn Peacock feed Pickett, who beat two defenders and found the net with a left foot finish giving Stillwater the 1-0 lead with 35:08 left in the half.
Over the next thirty minutes Stillwater dominated play with numerous shots going just high or wide of their mark, as the Fordians fought to keep the deficit at one.
With just over 5:00 left the Warriors Devon Wagner took a Pickett find near the top of the box, and hit a low rocket to the left corner giving Stillwater a 2-0 advantage.
Teya Staie closed out the scoring in the match with 1:42 remaining when her shot, past a diving Burns, found the back of the net as Stillwater notched their third straight victory to start the season having outscored their opponents 18-3 over that stretch.
Both squads are back in action on Friday when the Warriors travel to Greenwich to take on the Witches, while the Fordians (0-1, 1-1) play host to the Bengals of Tamarac.