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September 24, 2013

Eagles fly past Indians

BEEKMANTOWN — Kallie Villemaire and Courtney Wilson couldn’t be denied Monday. 

The two combined for all four of Beekmantown’s goals in its 4-0 blanking of Peru in girls’ Northern Soccer League play.

“I think we just really connected, and we made it happen,” Wilson said. “We just past the defense and we caught some lucky breaks. We had a lot of opportunities the whole game and we finished on it. We just put it in and did what we needed to do.”

Wilson opened the game’s scoring at 33:59, booting a one-time feed from Villemaire into the back of the net from just outside the 18-yard box.

The Eagles could only muster one goal in the first half despite an 11-6 advantage in shots on goal.

“At half, we talked about how we had quite a few opportunities, but we just didn’t put the ball in the net,” Beekmantown coach Peter Bursik said. “We said, ‘We need to just keep going and attacking and eventually the goals will get in.’”

Villemaire responded with back-to-back tallies in the first 3:57 of the second half, helping the Eagles extend their lead to three.

“I missed quite a few opportunities in the first half, so I just told myself that I had to get it together and finish,” Villemaire said.

Wilson put the icing on the cake just 2:32 later with her second and final goal at 6:29. The assist was credited to Kirstin Villemaire, who helped setup two goals on the day.

Beekmantown finished with a 21-8 advantage in shots.

“We talked about playing feet-to-feet,” Bursik said. “That was the major thing. In our last couple of games, we’d try to kick the ball over the top and run on it. We were able to pass the ball outside-inside and then up the middle. Things like that worked for us.”

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