MAC Associate, DeWitt Head Coach Jamal Mubarakeh celebrates girls soccer victory over Holt, 4-0


High school soccer: DeWitt girls zoom past Holt, 4-0

Sean Merriman smerriman@lsj.com DEWITT - DeWitt entered this year's girls soccer season with high expectations, coming off a Division 2 state semifinal run and a CAAC Cup title last spring.

After cruising to a 4-0 win over CAAC Blue powerhouse Holt on Monday, the Panthers showed they are once again among the area's premier teams.

Erica Goodenough scored two goals and Addison Schaar added a goal and an assist as DeWitt dominated the CAAC crossover contest from start to finish.

"Coming back from spring break, everyone was extremely focused and really looking forward to this game," Schaar said. "We felt like we had something to prove today."

The Panthers jumped out to an early 1-0 advantage after Shaar's goal, and then added three more goals in a 10-minute span to take a commanding four-goal first-half lead. Sarah Murdock had the fourth goal of the game, while Callen O'Keefe and Stephanie Twait each added an assist for DeWitt (1-2).

"We came out hungry, and it helps when you have two great strikers like we do in Addison and Erica," DeWitt coach Jamal Mubarakeh said. "We seem to always play good against Holt. But as a coach, I won't look too much into it because it is still very early. We still have a lot of things to work on as a team."

Holt sophomore Kori Ramirez had eight saves in goal for the Rams, who are now 1-1 on the season.

"This one feels really good, but we don't want to get cocky now because of this," Schaar said. "We still have a lot of soccer to look forward to this season."