Carruthers goal lifts CM girls over WHS 1-0

Sadie Carruthers scored in the 67th as Clinton-Massie defeated Wilmington 1-0 in SBAAC American Division girls soccer action at Frank Irelan Field.

“Great win after having a tough couple of games,” CM coach Julio Madrigal said.

Wilmington coach Alex Rhinehart was pleased with his squad’s play. The Lady Hurricane lost to the Lady Falcons 7-0 earlier in the season.

“Today’s game was a statement about how far we have come as a team,” Rhinehart said. “Earlier in the season, we did not perform very well against Clinton-Massie. (In this game) we came out mentally strong and executed our game plan.”

Rhinehart said Anna Borton stepped into her role as target forward and play some of her best soccer of the season. Petra Bray “looked comfortable in a holding midfielder role,” the WHS coach said.

“The scoreboard didn’t read in our favor, but that’s soccer,” he said. “There are games where evenly-matched teams are separated on the scoreboard as a result of a momentary lapse in the game plan. (In this game) we committed that momentary lapse but it is a good game to continue to build off of.”