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Wilson defeats Exeter in BCIAA girls soccer semifinal

In its most important game of the season thus far, Wilson leaned on the pair of seniors who’ve powered its offense all year.

Elizabeth Estrada scored two goals in the first half and Natalee Vicari scored once and recorded two assists to lead the the top-seeded Bulldogs over fifth-seeded Exeter 3-0 in a BCIAA girls soccer semifinal on Tuesday night at Gurski Stadium in West Lawn.

Wilson will play No. 2 seed Wyomissing on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Tulpehocken in the final in a rematch of last year’s title game won by the Spartans.

The Bulldogs used the width of the field to their advantage and created scoring chances with accurate crosses. Wilson moved the ball effectively and worked its way into the Eagles’ 18-yard box several times.

Despite the 2-0 score, the first half was fairly even, as the Bulldogs outshot Exeter 5-4. According to Wilson coach Tim Fick, the players were “not happy with how they were playing,” leading to a player-led discussion at halftime.

“It was silent out there at times,” Fick said about his team’s first-half play. “We were just very tentative.”

The Bulldogs responded in the second half, outshooting Exeter 6-1 and grabbing the possession advantage. A Wilson free kick midway through the half led to the goal from Vicari, with the assist credited to Kelsy Moschak.

“We started to move the ball a little bit,” Fick said about his team’s play in the second half. “There was a little more intensity, a little more purpose with what we were trying to do.”

Tuesday marked the third time this season the two sides have met. The Bulldogs won the first two matchups 3-1 and 4-0.

“We’re happy with the win,” Fick said. “[It is a] challenge playing a team three times.”

Source: Berkshire mont

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