United hard to keep up with at start

July 11, 2017

Sarah Loverso at work for Shepparton United in the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League.

Another quick start put Shepparton United on the front foot in its clash against Strathdale during women’s championship action in the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League.

Yet again the side’s opening goal came from Sarah Loverso, who bookended the match with her second strike.

Loverso has scored the first goal in four of her side’s matches this year.

United has only remained scoreless in one game this season, in its loss to Shepparton South in May.

But in every other match United has found the net in the first half, often through the same scorers it had on Sunday.

United took only eight minutes to figure out a way to help Loverso find the first goal of the game, with Sophie Papalia adding another one less than 10 minutes later.

Taylor Zito got in on the action before the first half was done with a goal of her own as the star continues to have yet another prolific season.

Strathdale made its sole breakthrough as the break neared with Ellie Vlaeminck bringing up her 24th goal of the year.

But United was not about to leak any more goals, as Loverso struck the net again in the 58th minute as her side finished with a 4-1 win.

Loverso’s side will meet Eaglehawk next week in a match between first and third.

But with United sitting 11 points clear of its rival, it would be eager to expand this buffer.

Shepparton South enjoyed a bye this round, but will be back in action against the Epsom Scorpions on Sunday.

In other results across the competition at the weekend, Moama-Echuca Border Raiders continue to put pressure on South’s fourth place, edging closer with a win against Spring Gully United.

The Border Raiders were too strong in a comprehensive three-goal victory to only sit two points behind the Shepparton side.

Eaglehawk also had no troubles against the bottom side, taking a 2-0 win against Golden City.

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