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Kirtland and Andrews Osborne Academy Battle to a 2-2 Draw

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The Kirtland and Andrews Osborne Academy girls soccer teams met on the pitch Tuesday afternoon on the Andrews Osborne Academy campus and battled for 80 minutes to a 2-2 draw.  

Kirtland and Andrews Osborne both scored early goals within the first 10 minutes of the game.

After Paige Dolovacky scored the first goal for Kirtland, the Hornets scored a goal again when Olivia Dolovacky found the back of the net with 13:16 left in the first half.

The rest of the game was an intense defensive battle.  

After halftime, Andrews Osborne tied the game at 2-2 in the 45th minute of the contest.

In discussing the 2-2 draw against Kirtland, Andrews Osborne Academy Head Coach Joe DiLalla said that Kirtland did a great job of getting open on the outside and crossing the ball to teammates into the middle of the field in the first half. 

Also, DiLalla thought that Kirtland started with a great game plan.

In order to help his team adjust to the Kirtland offense, DiLalla talked with his team at halftime about the types of defensive adjustments that needed to be made during the second half. 

Coach DiLalla was very happy about the way his team played in the second half.

“I thought our girls did a great job of taking that away from them,” said DiLalla. “I think in the first half they (Kirtland) had to have at least ten or 11 corner kicks, in the second half there was like one or two corner kicks. So I’m proud of the way they worked.”

The Kirtland Hornets will next face Madison on October 2nd.

Andrews Osborne Academy will face Eastlake North on Thursday.


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