April 23, 2008 > The Pack vs. Rice Krispies
The Pack vs. Rice Krispies
Submitted By Ed Ohye
Photos By Ken MacLure
It was a cold and gusty morning on Saturday, April 19, at 9:30 a.m. at the Irvington Sports Field, and a dramatic change from last Saturday's game, which was blistering hot. The temperature of today's game may have been cool, but the players on The Pack team were still sizzling hot from last week's game and they showed it on the field.
In the first five minutes of the game, Erica Ohye scored a goal on a point blank shot right over the Rice Krispies goalkeeper's head. Ohye was supported by the red hot Pack offense of Demi Medeiros, Nicole Gronski, Aiman Arif, Olivia Hanna, Kosha Kumar, Ravneet Kaur, Savina Khangur and Deeksha Mehta.
The Rice Krispies team came to play, and so fired back a goal of their own midway through the first half. With the score tied 1-1, Kendra MacLure went to work and scored two goals. The first goal by MacLure was a blast from the center of the field after she received a perfectly placed pass from Ohye, who had dribbled the ball from the halfway line and weaved her way through several Rice Krispies defenders. MacLure's second goal was another of her famous high arching kicks that sailed over the Rice Krispies keeper's head and dropped into the back of the net just inches under the bottom of the cross bar. This goal by MacLure was also assisted by Ohye, who made a perfect pass when she played the ball to MacLure from the left side of the goal box.
The Rice Krispies team would not give up and scored another goal in the first half. If it were not for the super teamwork of The Pack defensive players Jessica McNair, Erika Neave, Alice Ding, Tiffany Sarchet, Alicia Shi, Menaka Shankar, and Mariya Waheed the Rice Krispies team would have scored many more times.
The start of the second half was just as hot as the first when The Pack's midfielder, Roshana Jacob, followed in MacLure's footsteps by hitting a high looping shot into the back of the goal kick that sailed over the Rice Krispies goalie's head. Then, Ohye went into action with another rocket shot that caught the Crispy goalkeeper diving the wrong way for the fifth goal of the game and to secure the first win of the season for The Pack, 5-3.