Crumley leads CFCA’s first win with four goals in 5-0 victory

by | Mar 14, 2021 | Articles, Cape Fear Christian Academy

Alexis Crumley pushes forward for Cape Fear Christian on Friday.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

In a demanding week of nonconference matches, the Cape Fear Christian Academy varsity girls soccer team progressed from an 11-2 home loss to Lee Christian on Monday to a narrow 2-1 loss at Crossroads Christian of Henderson on Tuesday to their first victory of the season, 5-0, over visiting United Faith of Charlotte on Friday.

Alexis Crumley had four goals as the Eagles got into the win column.

“This week was a baptism by fire for many of the players,” said CFCA coach Michael Breslin. “Three matches in one week is a lot. For a young team like ours, it was a tremendous challenge. The girls learned a great deal this week.

“For me, it was a lot of repeating the basics — win the 50-50 balls, communicate, do your job and trust your teammate to do hers. In the game vs. United Faith, the girls played very well as a team and they did all the things I asked of them.

“We took control of the game immediately with two quick goals by Lexie Crumley (one assisted by Ella John Dupree and the other unassisted). The girls all played well. Laney Avery did a great job controlling the midfield and Nina Sauer made great runs on the wing. Every player contributed and it was a great team effort.”

Dupree scored as CFCA led 4-0 the half. Avery and Samantha Ogden also had assists. Carlie Spencer was in goal for the shutout.

The Eagles are scheduled to start Sandhills Athletic Conference play at home on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. against Fayetteville Christian.

Reyna Johnson makes a clearing boot on the defensive end.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Ella John Dupree strikes a corner kick in CFCA’s first win.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

From left are Meredith Taylor, Gabrielle Chiodo and Gracie Byrd. Knee injuries have sidelined Taylor and Byrd. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Nina Sauer turns the ball for the Eagles in a 5-0 win.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Madeline Brocious keeps the ball away from a United Faith forward.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Laney Avery was active for the Eagles in the midfield.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Two quick goals by Alexis Crumley set the tone on Friday.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Ella John Dupree of CFCA follows the flight of the ball.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Ella John Dupree puts her energy into a throw-in for the Eagles.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Samantha Ogden has the ball amid opposing players.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

A well-played win put the Eagles in good spirits on Friday.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)


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