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By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor
Entering the 2019 season, DS girls soccer entered with high expectations following a long run in the Division III playoffs last year. So far in 2019, the Lady-Raiders have lived up to those expectations by starting the year 6-0 (6-0 TVL) and outscoring opponents 21-1.
On Thursday, the DS girls hosted Bellingham and it was domination from start to finish. Junior Ava Kaplan gave the Raiders a 1-0 lead with 24:55 remaining in the first half off of a beautiful cross from the left alley by junior Caroline Gray, taking the feed and unleashing a left boot into the right side of the net.
Gray tallied her second point of the game with goal off a header on a corner kick eight minutes later before Eloisa Luczkow broke in and scored off of transition thanks to a feed from Kate Mastrobuono to move the lead to 3-0 at halftime.
Kaplan scored her second of the contest by burying a loose ball in the center of the box to make it a 4-0 game less than five minutes into the second half. Waverly Sumner added a fifth insurance goal with just over 10 minutes to play as DS prevailed by the 5-0 final to stay unbeaten.
The DS girls will look to keep the win streak alive when the Raiders travel to face Ashland on September 26.
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