Raider girls top Cobblers; boys tie

It was a big night for soccer fans in town as the Stevens Raiders and Central Cobblers met for the second time this season with both the Raider girls and boys looking for a little revenge after dropping their earlier meetings this season.

Early in the first half, Cobblers captain Jory Stephens with the free kick ... but he gets just a bit too much air under this one as the ball sails over the frame and out of play as this one is scoreless ...

A little later and this is some sweet footwork by Stevens' Cayden Heinert to get a shot off ... but Cobbler keeper Dawson Fairchild gets up and gets just enough of that ball to send it out of play ... nice work all around there ...

Still scoreless in the first half and Central's Sawyer Houchin gets on the end of this corner kick ... but the Cobbler senior can't get anything behind the header and we're still knotted up at 0 ...

The Cobblers come back with some beautiful teamwork here as Eli Brink gets things started with some nice moves on the sideline ... Brink sends it to Tyler Roe who pushes a nice through ball to Stephens who finds Houchin ... and that combination play was so nice it feels like it should have resulted in a score ... but no dice ...

Scoreless at the half but this one is all knotted at 1 late in the second half at last check and that's how it remained as they tied.

1. 2ND HALF, 1-0 STEVENS, THE RAIDERS EMMA WOJTANOWICZ FIRES THE SHOT FROM UP TOP, THIS ONE HAS A CHANCE BUT SAILS JUST OVER THE NET. THE MIDFIELDER NEARLY PUT STEVENS UP BY 2.

2. THE COBBLERS LOOKING FOR THE EQUALIZER, EMMA AVERY MOVES IN AND PUTS HER RIGHT FOOT ON IT, JENNIFER ADELL IS UP TO THE CHALLENGE AS SHE MAKES THE SAVE. MARK MORGAN'S SQUAD PUTTING SOME PRESSURE ON.

3. STILL 1-0 STEVENS, CENTRAL WITH A FREE KICK FROM THE CORNER, ALEXA HENRY SENDS IT IN, ADELL IS UP TO THE CHALLENGE AS SHE MAKES THE NICE SAVE. THE JUNIOR DOING A FINE JOB IN NET.

4. ANNIKA ENEVOLDSEN BREAKS IN AND TRIES TO PUT THE GAME ON ICE, BUT HANNAH YOUNG MAKES THE NICE DEFENSIVE PLAY AND KNOCKS HER OFF THE BALL. NO FOUL ON THAT ONE.

5. STILL 1-0 RAIDERS, COBBLERS WITH THE FREE KICK, THE BALL POPS FREE TO KYLEA BECKER AND SHE SCORES. BUT STEVENS namanaged to break through IN THE FINAL MINUTES TO EARN A 2-1 VICTORY.