Jaguars Hold the Wildcats at 3-0


Photos and story provided by Mylene dela Rosa P’15 & P’19

On January 10, the Alverno Heights Academy Jaguars defeated the Bishop Conaty- Our Lady of Loretto Wildcats 3-0 in a Horizon League away game.

The Jaguars’ first goal came in the 25th minute when freshman midfielder Amanda Mercado ‘21 (23) took a pass from sophomore midfielder Cassie Lianto ‘20 (10) and drove up the right-sideline to shoot through the hands of the Wildcats goalkeeper.  In the 40th minute, senior midfielder Jazmin Rebollo ‘18 (19) made a run along the left-sideline and received a pass from co-captain junior midfielder Megan Cavender ‘19 (22).  Rebollo ‘18 found Lianto ‘20 just outside the penalty box, and Lianto ‘20 scored the Jaguars’ second goal.  In the 62nd minute, co-captain junior midfielder Beatriz Rivas ‘18 (16) took possession of the ball and passed to Lianto ‘20 who played a through-ball to Cavender ‘19.  Cavender ‘19 shot the ball high past the outstretched arms of the goalkeeper for the Jaguars’ third goal.

Senior defender Nikki Oberhammer ‘18 (17) and freshman forward Afton Okwu ‘21 (18) combined with Mercado ‘21, Rebollo ‘18, Cavender ‘19, and Lianto ‘20 for the Jaguars’ 9 shots on goal.  The Jaguars starting backline of junior Elisia Bendy ‘19 (2), and freshmen Helen Abascal ‘21 (3), Joanna Bendy ‘21 (6), and Nicole Sao ‘21 (9), did not allow a shot on goal or a corner kick; while the Wildcats defense gave up 9 corner kicks.  Co-captain senior goalkeeper Ally Mercado ‘18 (0) earned her first clean slate of the season.

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