Holley Raptors romp to avenge lone loss

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 8 July 2022 at 8:09 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Abby Scanlan drives the ball up field for the Holley Raptors during Thursday evening’s win over the Cobra FC at GCC.

Avenging a season opening 3-0 loss, the Holley Raptors romped to an 8-1 victory over the Cobras FC in a Rochester District Youth Soccer League girls U19 Division game Thursday evening at Genesee Community College.

The Raptors improve to 4-1-0 (12 points) and move into a tie for first place with Penfield (4-2-0) 12 points for the division lead.

Maija Young had 3 goals and Abby Scanlan 2 for the Raptors as Carly Burgess, Ella Fadale and Alezya Brown 1 each.

Young, Brown and Claire Squicciarini each added 2 assists as Burgess and Nikki Creasey both chipped in with 1.

Breaking away from a scoreless deadlock, a quick two goal scoring burst midway through the first half ignited the Raptors offense. Burgess scored the first goal off an assist from Brown and Fadale quickly followed up with another tally off a corner by Young.

The Raptors doubled their advantage to 4-0 at the half on goals by Brown, off an assist from Squicciarini, and Young.

Scanlan and Young then each scored a pair of goals in the second half to close out the win. Young, Burgess, Brown and Creasey took turns earning assists during that stretch.

The Raptors next host LeRoy (2-3) at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at GCC and will then face Penfield next Wednesday.

Alezya Brown passes the ball to Abby Scanlan to lead a Holley Raptors rush.