Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mooresville girls soccer's hot start

The Mooresville girls' soccer team started the season unranked, unnoticed and made up of mostly underclassmen. But in less than two weeks, the Blue Devils have begun making a name for themselves, going a perfect 5-0, good for a No. 6 ranking in 3A statewide.

“I'm not sure if we're a top-10 team just yet,” Mooresville coach Steve Stith said. “But we hope to just keep getting better, and hope to be one by the end of the season.”

Mooresville will get an opportunity to see just how good it is this week, when it hosts eighth-ranked Northwest Cabarrus and then travels to archrival No. 2 Lake Norman, which it has never beaten.

“This week will be a huge test for us,” said Stith, whose team starts six freshmen and sophomores combined. “I think we will really get to find out just how good we are at this point.”

The Blue Devils are led by sophomores Courtney Smith and Ashley Cress. Smith, who had a school-record 42 goals in her freshman season, is back at it with eight goals so far this year. Cress has a team-leading nine scores on a team that has outscored its opponents 29-4.

Smith, who had a school-record 42 goals in her freshman season, is back at it again with eight goals, while Cress has a team-leading nine scores on a team that has now outscored opponents 24-1.

0 comments: