VIERA– Viera soared into the state semifinal thanks to a 2nd-fifty percent penalty kick by Morgan Brubaker to knock off Martin County 1- in the Area 2-6A championship match.
In the very first half defenses on both of those sides held their grounds and created it tough to score.
The Tigers looked as if they have been heading to rating first after Mia Calderon took a shot at the aim, but the ball rolled on alongside the objective line and Viera goalie Elizabeth Gathercole was ready to recover the ball in advance of it broke the plane.
Viera got on the board just 44 seconds into the 2nd 50 % when a foul was identified as in the box. Brubaker stepped up to just take to the penalty kick and identified the back of the net.
“I just understood that I necessary to be composed and calm, and I needed to know in which I was heading,” Brubaker claimed. “I saved my eyes down for the reason that call with the keeper messes with your head and when you seem up, they know exactly where you are likely.”
Martin County worked to struggle again into the video game and had a couple of great appears to be like at the objective.
Viera’s protection stayed solid down the extend to help the crew protected a earn in the location ultimate.
“The massive issue for us and what we experienced been indicating the earlier couple instruction classes is staying able to take care of the activity,” Viera assistant coach Vince Laleau said. “We have superior leadership in the again, particularly with our centre back again Lauren Mieczkowski just viewing us out by the later phases of the game.”
Martin County finishes its year with a history of 11-2-6. The Tigers entered the playoffs as the No. 6 seed but nevertheless uncovered their way to the area finals.
“We felt like we could enjoy with any one in the point out, and we proved it,” Martin County head coach Joshua Moberg said.
Moberg credited the seniors for elevating the staff and displaying strong management all over the period.
“We have a truly special team of seniors that have actually taken this method to the upcoming level,” he stated. “We had phenomenal leadership by the senior class that has definitely labored really hard to carry the game to the younger gamers, and I am just eternally grateful.”
Viera will continue on its operate at condition title on Friday when they vacation to Neptune Beach front to deal with off in opposition to Fletcher.
The Hawks made it to remaining four two seasons ago but fell to Lourdes Academy in time beyond regulation. Now they are excited to have the prospect at redemption.
“It truly is remarkable, we had been there two years back and we clearly felt a heartbreaking final result,” Viera head coach Calvin Dixon claimed. “We are there once more, and we are hoping for a diverse outcome.”
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