• Dr. Herpy

Potent young Bombers side pulls away for 3-1 victory

Published in The News-Herald
September 8, 2019
Chris Lillstrung

Kenston got second-half strikes from Sophia Mighton and Elyse Myles to see off visiting Field, 3-1, on Sept. 7 in a nonconference match on a picture-perfect afternoon.

The Bombers (5-0-1) recorded 14 shots on target and 11 corners and brought more variance to the attack in the second half to notch the result.

“We needed to calm it down a little bit and make some more passes to people’s feet,” Kenston coach Kathleen Vass said. “We have some good speed out wide. We usually have some good combinations out there.

“It took them a little bit to find it, but they found it and we had a lot of shots. Not quite the execution we wanted, but I think we had the ball on their side most of the game. Definitely work to do.”

After taking a 1-0 lead into halftime on Skylar Cornell’s penalty kick in the 21st minute, the Bombers conceded an equalizer 52 seconds into the second half when Heather Siudak put away a touch at the left post.

But with improved efficiency on set pieces — particularly corners but also throw-ins — and attacking width, Kenston found its way.

Myles, the Bombers’ pacey senior striker, did well to save a touch on the end line in the 49th minute before it went out and crossed for Mighton. The sophomore slotted a header for her fourth goal of the fall to make it a 2-1 match.

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