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New Providence Girls' Soccer Picks Up First Win of the Season

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - After starting off the 2017 campaign with four consecutive losses, the Lady Pioneers were able to power their way to a victory Tuesday afternoon as a goal scored in each half proved to be more than enough for a New Providence win.

Maddy Engelbrechtsen tallied her first goal of the season and Alana Ponte tallied her second to lead the home side to the win, as the Lady Pioneers were able to apply a ton of pressure on Rahway, peppering their keeper with 18 shots on target.

“It’s always good to be on the winning side,” said New Providence head coach Scott Murphy.  “Sometimes losing a few close games makes you give a little extra for that first victory.”

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One of the struggles the Lady Pioneers have faced this season is the lack of offense, as they return only four goals worth of offense from last season, as well as losing over half of their starting line-up.

With all of that considered, Murphy remains confident in his older players, like Riley Kinum and Amanda Maurer, will help in guiding the younger starters and reserves so that they can have a consistent and successful season.

“The younger girls have been working hard and they are finding their role in the team,” said Murphy.  “I credit the upperclassmen for bringing them along and teaching them how we want to play.”

With the win, New Providence looks to start a win streak, something the players are excited about, as after the game they expressed their excitement amongst each other and to Murphy.

“The biggest takeaway is our first win, the excitement was very evident after the game,” said Murphy. “We were also able to see how our training is paying off with the way we want to play.”

“As the girls mentioned after the game, ‘now let’s start a winning streak!’”

Saturday against Union Catholic will be that opportunity for the girls to do just that, with kick-off set for 10 am in Scotch Plains.

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