Chelsea girls soccer opens season against Vestavia Hills

Published 2:43 pm Tuesday, February 11, 2014


CHELSEA — The 2014 girls soccer season kicked off with Chelsea hosting Vestavia Hills Monday night. Unfortunately for the Hornets, a valiant effort came up short, as the Rebels took a 2-1 win.

Both teams created opportunities in the first half to take the lead but failed to convert. Additionally, Chelsea’s keeper Hailey Joseph and Vestavia Hill’s keeper Morgan Jemison made some great saves to keep the game tied at 0-0 as the first half came to an end.

As the second half got underway, the flow of the game continued from the first half with both teams getting chances to break the deadlock.  Twelve minutes into the second half, Chelsea sophomore Megan Young put the Hornets up 1-0 with an assist from senior Olivia Bowman.

Chelsea maintained the lead until Vestavia Hills drew level with a goal from Sophia Kamburis assisted by Marian Wolski.  Five minutes later Vestavia Hills got a goal from Abigail Albritton assisted by Lindsay Copeland to give Vestavia a 2-1 lead.  Vestavia made the score stand to come away with the hard-fought victory.

Joseph finished with nine saves while Jemison finished with four saves.