AURORA | Just six games into the 2017 season, the Smoky Hill girls soccer team moved within a win of matching its entire output from last season with a 1-0 victory over visiting Chatfield Thursday afternoon.
The Buffaloes won five of their 15 games last season, but fueled by a huge group of seniors and the leadership of new head coach Dayton Owens, they go into spring break at 4-1-1 after blanking the Chargers at The Swamp.
Senior Brooke Sosa has scored a goal in all six of Smoky Hill’s games and her eighth tally of the season came in the first half — off a penalty kick opportunity — and stood up as the difference as the Buffaloes paid back a 1-0 loss to Chatfield last season with a win by the same score.
Smoky Hill’s veteran defense held strong and sophomore goalkeeper Izzy Joseph saved all eight shots on goal to send the Chargers to 3-3 on the season.
The Buffaloes get a week off before they return to action with an 11 a.m. contest April 1 against Kent Denver at Legacy Stadium.
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SMOKY HILL 1, CHATFIELD 0
Score by halves:
Chatfield 0 0 — 0
Smoky Hill 1 0 — 1
Smoky Hill goal: Brooke Sosa. Smoky Hill saves: Izzy Joseph (8 shots on goal-8 saves).