Pompton Lakes HS

By George Thompson
Suburban Trends

To come on the road and beat what I think the best coached team in the league it just says a lot about, not just our mental toughness, but the way we played the game.

Pompton Lakes head coach

Tom Clarke

When the dust had settled and the final whistle blew, Pompton Lakes emerged victorious with a slim 1-0 road victory, despite furious pressure from Eastern Christian during the latter stages of the second half.

Due to the constant pressure the Pompton Lakes team faced in the second period, Cardinals junior goalie Daniella Lucca was forced to make 11 saves on the night, none more important than a diving one-handed save in the closing minutes to maintain her team’s slim advantage.

Lucca proved to be a brick wall all night, stopping shots when needed, while swallowing up anything in her vicinity, recording her fourth shutout of the season.

– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/sports/high-school-sports/girls-soccer/cardinals-defense-does-the-trick-in-shutting-out-ec-1.1098118#sthash.xR8ceM4t.dpuf