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John Stark girls settle for soccer tie with Sanborn

  • John Stark Regional Academy girls soccer midfielder Jordan Shatney weaves a kick past Sanborn opponents as the teams tie 1-1 in Weare on Monday, October 14, 2013.<br/><br/>WILL PARSON / Monitor staff

    John Stark Regional Academy girls soccer midfielder Jordan Shatney weaves a kick past Sanborn opponents as the teams tie 1-1 in Weare on Monday, October 14, 2013.

    WILL PARSON / Monitor staff

  • John Stark Regional Academy girls soccer forward Kendall Keim (right) goes for the ball against Sanborn's Jenna Nofsker in Weare on Monday, October 14, 2013.<br/><br/>WILL PARSON / Monitor staff

    John Stark Regional Academy girls soccer forward Kendall Keim (right) goes for the ball against Sanborn's Jenna Nofsker in Weare on Monday, October 14, 2013.

    WILL PARSON / Monitor staff

  • John Stark Regional Academy girls soccer midfielder Jordan Shatney weaves a kick past Sanborn opponents as the teams tie 1-1 in Weare on Monday, October 14, 2013.<br/><br/>WILL PARSON / Monitor staff
  • John Stark Regional Academy girls soccer forward Kendall Keim (right) goes for the ball against Sanborn's Jenna Nofsker in Weare on Monday, October 14, 2013.<br/><br/>WILL PARSON / Monitor staff

With two weeks remaining before the postseason, the John Stark girls’ soccer team is fighting for its playoff life, currently ranked 18th and looking up at the 16-team field.

So with No. 12 Sanborn coming to town yesterday, the Generals needed to take the game to the Indians. They did just that, dominating much of the game, according to Coach Heather Doucette, and came away with a 1-1 tie.

It was Stark’s third double-overtime draw of the season, and continued a trend of close games for the Generals (3-7-3). Four of Stark’s seven losses have been by a single goal – as well as two of its three wins.

But despite holding play, the Generals found themselves staring down a 1-0 deficit after Sanborn (5-7-1) scored at the end of the first half, “leaving the General(s) devastated after multiple missed opportunities,” Doucette said.

Stark came out hungry after halftime and put together several scoring chances, sparked by Jordan Shatney and Kendall Keim, before finally breaking through on a Kelsey Johnstone goal from outside the 18.

Johnstone combined with Brooke Shatney, Jocelyn Dimond and Bri Legrand for some creative play in the midfield, while Chloe Loos, Nikki Beeso and Liz Brandt secured the defense for Maddie Janelle, who made many key saves.

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