The Black River Middle School girls' soccer team recently improved their record to 8-2 with back-to-back wins over Dorset and Green Mountain.
At home against Dorset last Friday, the Lady Presidents got a terrific performance in goal from Katie Cloutier, as she notched a shutout in the 3-0 win.
Kateri Collins, Hannah Livingston, Sara Stryhas, Sydney Miele and Theresa Abbott also played extremely well defensively in the win.
The Black River offense also did a great job in this one, getting goals from Abigail Schmidt (assist from Sarah Rumrill), Morhan Kathan (assist from Rumrill), and Rumrill (assist from Kathan).
The midfield play of Hanna Vanguilder and Gabrielle Miele, Hanna Tobey, Cammi Stengal and Brooke Willard also played a big part in the victory.
In the follow-up game at rival Green Mountain in Chester, coach Bruce Schmidt and assistant coach Betsy Rose-Caldwell decided to change the lineup around a bit and try some new things.
It worked well as Black River got on the board first with a goal from Sarah Rumrill, before Green Mountain came back with a goal to tie the game at the half.
In the second half the Lady Presidents got their second goal from Morgan Kathan with assists from Sarah Rumrill and Abigail Schmidt, before Rumrill finished off the scoring with an unassisted goal late in the second half for the 3-1 win.
"I really think Emily Chambers had one of her best games of the season against Green Mountain and Brooke Willard continues to improve as a player on the field," coach Schmidt stated after the game.
"All these girls are such hard workers and a joy to be around. They support each other and have fun, but are all business when they step on the field," coach Caldwell also stated.