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Mount Vernon’s Chelsie Hayes (19) tries to get the ball past Newark captain Mary Kluisza (1) and Meghan Roche (20) while Mount Vernon teammate Julie Steady (4) looks on during Thursday’s match at Yellow Jacket Stadium.
Mount Vernon’s Chelsie Hayes (19) tries to get the ball past Newark captain Mary Kluisza (1) and Meghan Roche (20) while Mount Vernon teammate Julie Steady (4) looks on during Thursday’s match at Yellow Jacket Stadium. (Photo by Bill Davis) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
September 21, 2012 11:00 am EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — Before Thursday’s game, members of the Mount Vernon girls soccer team pledged not to allow their five-game losing streak to continue.

It didn’t.

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Mount Vernon took an early lead and held on after a late Newark offensive surge to play to a 1-1 draw at Yellow Jacket Stadium.

“They showed that they didn’t want to lose the game,” said Mount Vernon head coach Emmanuel Kladias. “They put a lot of hard work into this game. I’m really proud of them.”

The Jackets (4-5-1) played a solid first half both on offense and defense. In the 11th minute, Mount Vernon’s Kaylee Meade had a shot saved by Newark goalkeeper Amanda Smith. Five minutes later, Abigail Smith took a pass from Kelsey Ries and fired it at the wide-open net, but it flew just high.

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