Girls Soccer: Kelly Hunter’s goal is the winner for Chaminade

By John Wareham, Special to the Daily News
Posted: February 20, 2013, Daily News, Los Angeles

It doesn’t matter to the Chaminade girls soccer team how it wins, as long as it keeps doing it.

Kelly Hunter scored a goal off a ricochet in the 71st minute and the Eagles outlasted Canyon of Anaheim 1-0 in the second round of the Southern Section Div. I playoffs.

Chaminade (17-3-5) continued its streak of home shutouts and has allowed only one goal in seven home matches this season.

It also only needed to score once to win, after the Eagles had three goals in the first round against Los Alamitos.

“The beauty in this team this year is that they’ve played different styles to be successful,” Chaminade coach Mike Evans said “That’s our 17th win. No win has been the same — it’s always been a little bit different — which is good.”

The only goal came with nine minutes left when Hunter set up for a kick from 25 yards.

She powered the ball into a crowd in front of the goal and when Canyon goalkeeper Mia Hummel went right to save it, the ball deflected off the sea of players and went left and into the net.

“My plan was to calm down because my nerves were really high from the game,” Hunter said. “I’ve practiced that shot a thousand times in practice, so I just focused on the ball and focused on the goal.” Read More

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