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Girls' soccer beats Seisen 6-3

The girls’ soccer team put forth a dominant offensive performance against Seisen on Thursday night, winning 6-3. Kaitlyn had a hat trick of three goals, while Rachel had two and Maika had one. Miyuki assisted on both Kaitlyn’s first goal and Rachel’s first goal.

CAJ was in control of the game most of the way. However, a free kick goal by Seisen in the closing seconds of the first half made the score 2-1. The Knights blew the game open at the beginning of the second half with three unanswered goals.

“I think we were able to make better passes, especially compared to the game last week [a 4-0 win over BST],” Kaitlyn said. “We were able to do 1-2 passes better and we were more attack-minded, making sure that we were there to get the ball if their goalie couldn’t get it.”

Coach Steve Hall was very pleased with the offensive performance. However, he did mention that Seisen’s three goals were very preventable. He suggested that the team will improve on the defensive end as the season rolls on.

“Part of it is just [needing] a bit more experience for our back line,” Hall said. “This was our first time this season to play 11 a side, because when we played last time we only had three on the back line, and now we have four.”

The Knights’ season record is now 2-0-0, though neither of their wins count toward the league standings. CAJ’s next match is on April 4 at Komazawa and is also against Seisen. That will be the team’s first league game of the season.
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