Season Record: 5-0-0
Coach Greg LaBella was pretty confident that this year’s Woodstock girls soccer team would be solid with a lot of “interchangeable parts” and it showed Tuesday afternoon — six different Wasps scored a goal apiece in a 6-0 dismantling of Oxbow on the road in Bradford for their season opener.
Thursday against the Hartford Hurricanes, Nikki Sardelli again created magic from the corner. This time, it was from the right wing. Looking to lob the ball off her right foot to Anna Dieffenbach positioned at the left post, the ball dropped to the back of the Hartford goalkeeper onto the foot of a Hurricane defender and ricocheted across the goal line to give Sardelli the first of her two goals, and cement a 1-0 win on home field.
With just over 16 minutes remaining in the first half, Nikki Sardelli lined up in the right corner and booted a cross aimed at Katie Miller standing at the ready for a header or a kick in front of the Otter Valley goalkeeper. But, strangely, the ball was curling, landed just behind the keeper, and spun sideways untouched into the Otters’ goal to put the Wasps up 1-0.
After that, the Woodstock girls soccer team mounted a barrage of shots that resulted in a 3-0 win at home on the way to its third victory of the young season.
A double-overtime goal in a 1-0 win against Oxbow on Saturday and a 2-0 win over Northfield Tuesday afternoon have propelled the Woodstock girls soccer team to 5-0 — one of the best starts for the Wasps as far as coach Greg LaBella can remember.
They battled on against the Olympians to nail down a winner in overtime, and came back with a vengeance in the second half against Northfield — after a halftime pep talk from LaBella.
Varsity Coach: Greg LaBella
Asst. Coach: Bill Langlands, Derek MacDonald
JV Coach: Codi Palmer