Lowell bunches goals to blank Washington 

In a matchup of the Academic Athletic Association top two girls’ soccer teams, Lowell sent to a reminder to the rest of the league that it is still the team to beat.

Lowell scored all of its goals over a 25-minute span bridging the first and second half, keying the Cardinals on to a 4-0 winover host Washington.

The Cardinals (8-4, 5-0 AAA), who have dominated the league for the past decade and are on top of the Heinline Division, were supposed to get a stiff test from Washington, which was undefeated in AAA play and leading the Rueda Division. But the Eagles (3-1-2, 3-1-1) were never able to give Lowell a serious challenge in the meeting.

"Our defense held them in check and that was good," Lowell coach Ernie Feibusch said. "But we really have to work on shooting the ball. We probably should have scored twice as many goals as we got today."

Feibusch was referring to the Cardinals’ 43 shots, 23 of which were stopped in a valiant effort by Eagles goalkeeper Benny Kau.

Midfielder Kris Horowitz opened the scoring by launching a strike from 15 yards out that bounced off Kau’s hand and into the net 18 minutes into the match.

At the 30-minute mark, Emily Anderson added to the Lowell lead by pushing a ball into the upper-left corner to give the Cardinals a 2-0 advantage and, just five minutes later, Erica Wheeler-Dubin knifed a shot from the far right side of the field to push the lead to 3-0 right before halftime.

Jennifer Hayashi finished the scoring with a short shot three minutes into the second half to seal the win.

Lowell 4, Washington 0

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