Blue Devils Dominate















Blue Devils Dominate Lake Gibson

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After two quick scores by the Blue Devil's Haley Carifi and Brittany Lajoie it looked as if the rout was on. Even though Winter Haven dominated the possession and Lake Gibson rarely got the ball into Winter Haven's territory Lake Gibson did not give up. On a break away that seemed to be stopped by the Blue Devil's, Gibson Senior Maddison Dixon intercepted a hurried pass from a Winter Haven Defender and slipped the ball past the Blue Devil keeper to cut the lead to 2 to 1 and make a game of it at 21 minutes remaining in the first half.

Winter Haven would continue to dominate play the rest of the half, pounding the Lake Gibson's Keeper. Blue Devil coach Scott Shot said "We struggled to finish tonight." With less than two minutes remaining in the half, Blue Devil senior Center Midfielder Katelyn Ober, who was a force all game found a way to finish. She ripped a shot from 25 yards that sailed over the leaping Gibson keeper and into the back of the net to make it 3 to 1 at half. Ober made the transition to Center Mid this year after playing mostly forward in years past. Blue Devil's coach Scott Short said " We had to move Katelyn around this year, I have to put her where I need her. Once I put her their she said that is my job."

In the second half although the Blue Devils continued to control much of the play, Lake Gibson had several more possessions into Winter Haven territory. A couple of Gibson's shot looked as if they might bring them back within one goal, but went harmlessly wide of net. With 8 minutes left in the game Blue Devils senior Briana Hunter would put the game out of reach on a though ball that she chipped over the keeper to make the final score 4 to 1.

The Blue Devils improve to 11-1-0 with their only defeat coming to 2A powerhouse Tampa Prep.

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