Continuing the charge

CLINTONVILLE - With six returning starters from last year's 13-6-1 squad, the AuSable Valley girls soccer team hopes to continue their winning ways.

"We will be strong defensively with Michelle Taylor leading the way at sweeper," said head coach Keith Raines. "Captain Alexis Coolidge has proven to be one of the best defenders in the CVAC and will be counted on to shut down opposing teams' best forward."

Captains Amanda Hamilton and Sidney Flint will lead the way in the midfield along with Becca Reynolds and Savannah Douglas. Junior Jena Finnegan takes over as goalkeeper this year.

Perhaps Ausable Valley's biggest strength will be on offense, however. Samantha Ashline, Cammey Keyser, Johanna Recny, and Megan Colby, the four of whom combined for 27 goals and 16 assists last season, will return as forwards.

Rounding out the roster are Shilou Bourgeois, Lorri LaBarge, Kira Wood, Kayla Taylor, Alexis Hamilton, Bryce Allen, Liz Rennie, Kyla Kennedy, and Kelly McBrearity.

"I think we have the talent, and experience, to challenge anyone in the CVAC," said Raines.

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