on October 15, 2015 8:47 PM, updated October 15, 2015 9:37 PM
At about the 8 minute mark off a penalty corner, Jessi Olmsted passed the ball to Gabbie Wink, and like she’s done before, took the pass and one timed the ball past the Marlin goalie for the first score of the game. The game play was predominantly down in the Marlins end as Chelsea just kept the pressure on. At about the 3 minute mark of the second half it was a hard playing, determined Madalyn Allen blasting the ball past the goalie in a scrum of players each trying to get to the ball. Allen used her strength and dedication to get that ball in the goal for the second goal of the game, her second of the year.
And although it was very cold as the bundled up home crowd was showing, you’d never know it because Chelsea was hot! A minute after Allen’s goal it was Senior Captain Maggie Cole who slapped a rocket shot past a stunned Marlin goalie to put Chelsea up 3-0. It was Cole’s team leading 16th goal on the season. At about the 13 minute mark it was Bulldog exchange student Rose Barelds with a wicked, hard shot that just whizzed past the goalie and put Chelsea up 4-0. That is where it would stay as Chelsea finished the night with 13 shots and 14 penalty corners. Mercy finished with one shot on goal and no penalty corners!
As the team celebrated their well deserved and hard fought victory, they knew they had to wait until the Dexter/Skyline game,
which didn’t begin until 7, to find out if they would have to share first place or have sole possession of it. Everyone was secretly their rival Dexter’s fan tonight. At 8:24 P.M. the news everyone was anxiously awaiting for came in. Dexter defeated Skyline and Chelsea had sole possession of first place! Many cheers would go up and tears would be shed as Chelsea achieved the first part of their mission thanks to great coaching, solid team play, tough defense, and excellent parent and fan support. But Chelsea isn’t done yet. They will prepare and practice and get ready to play their hardest in the playoffs.