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Dryden drops soccer opener to Memphis


March 31, 2010
DRYDEN — The Dryden girls' soccer team put up a good fight, only to fall by a 6-0 count to visiting Memphis in a matchup contested under bonechilling weather conditions last Wednesday.

With the decision, Dryden slips to 0-1 this season.

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Dryden’s Ainslee Rubino sidesteps Memphis foe Emily Marchand in Wednesday girls’ soccer clash. photo by Kevin Kissane.

In Wednesday's matchup, Memphis used a 2-0 opening half edge and a 4-0 second half advantage to prevail.

"We came out strong against Memphis in our opener," Dryden Coach Jeff Sturza said. "However, our starting lineup consisted of eight players (due to injuries) compared to their 11 and that helped contribute to our downfall," he noted.

"By the half we were down to just seven availableplayers. To our credit, we continued to play hard until the end. As we continue to get healthy, we will be an extremely competitive team."

Nichole Roediger handled the goalkeeping chores for Dryden that day. Roediger was credited with an 18-save performance.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.
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