Exeter girls soccer team defeats CVC in home shutout win

Monarchs win 1-0 shutout against 2021 Valley Championship foe CVC

EXETER – The Monarchs’ success on the pitch just continues to speak for itself. On Friday, Jan. 28 Exeter welcomed the Central Valley Christian Cavaliers to their home stadium and then quickly turned them away with 1-0 loss to go 12-1-2 overall record and extending their winning streak to three.

In a game that was mostly back and forth it was obvious that each team was closing in on a goal after each missed shot. Exeter was the one to break through with the first and only goal of the night. The second half was a clean slate. Each time the Cavaliers got too close, Exeter’s Brianna Benitez, hoofed the ball in order to kill the attempt. This game truly tested the abilities of everyone on the field.

“We have been working on playing a full 80 minutes and they played a good 60 … it’s the last 20 we’ve got to work on. It wasn’t nearly what we wanted, but it’s always a good thing to get a win against CVC; they are a well coached team, and we will take the 1-0 win right now,” Exeter head coach Darin Lasky said.

Moreover, Exeter’s America Lopez said that having such a close score made the game feel harder since CVC is going to come back to play even better against the Monarchs in Valley. She added that in the end her team won so it was good. She also said her motivation for the game came from the need to prove who “dominated” on the field.

Jacob DeGroot, Head Coach for the CVC Cavaliers, explained how this game was a battle and that such a close score was expected. He added that Sophia Marroquin played really hard and Renee Vander Tuig “work[ed] her tail off.” Coach Lasky was sure to give credit to CVC and said they’re very fast and athletic and proving to be great opponents.

Exeter’s next home game will be tonight against Hanford West on Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m.

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