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Sat. November 13, 2010 | Andy Villamarzo

Mitchell stays in control, relies on stingy D to hold off Hudson

HUDSON — Mitchell coach Karl Kukec barely had to say a word in the first half against  Hudson.

His girls were in  control  and held the Cobras to no shots on goal before intermission, and it seemed as if his girls were on pace for a shutout.

The second half  was a totally different story, but Mitchell  improved to 6-0 and got  two goals from senior forward Arielle Anahory to hold off a feisty Hudson squad 2-1 Friday night at Cobra Stadium.

“Hudson is a physical team and they strive to win the ball,” Kukec said. “We’re more used to playing the ball on the ground and using combination passing to get going.”

The Mustangs’ combination passing worked wonders in the first half with junior defender Shannon Larkin (seven saves) executing a perfect pass to Anahory, who  dropped a goal right over the head of  goalkeeper Cheye-Anne Savage for a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute.

Hudson  had no luck  threatening the opposing goal before the half because of a stiff defensive effort from Mitchell.

Mitchell got  another goal from Anahory in the 54th minute on a pass from Breana Pullara. Hudson  responded two minutes later off a free kick goal by Logan McGee. The goal  rejuvenated the Cobras, and in the final 34:28 they desperately tried to find an equalizer.

Hudson though was  thwarted by the Mitchell defense, which has yet to yield more  than one goal in a game this season.
 

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