By Ron Giofu
The General Amherst Lady Gens started off the 2017 girls soccer season on a good note with two victories last week.
After downing the Kennedy Clippers 7-4 last Tuesday, the Lady Gens returned to the Libro Centre field Thursday and downed Lamothe-Cadillac 4-0.
Vanessa Pidutti scored six of her team’s seven goals in the Kennedy game with Morgan Queen scoring the other. Pidutti scored again Thursday with Jenna Fiala, Emma Blanchette and Olivia Aucoin also scoring for the Lady Gens.
Delilah Brouwer picked up the shutout against Lamothe-Cadillac, the latter being a Francophone school located in west Windsor.
Coaches Mark Sweet and Lisa Voakes were pleased with how the Lady Gens performed in the first week of the season.
“They were really solid today,” Sweet said after Thursday’s win.
Sweet said the girls have a great attitude and praised their work ethic.
“They put in a lot of effort today,” said Sweet. “I am pleased with their determination. They are very hard working.”
Roughly half the team are new players with Sweet saying there are some travel and house league caliber players on there. Players vary in experience but Sweet said they aim to go as far as they can this season.
“All of the girls are easy to coach,” added Voakes. “Due to our work ethic, we expect them to do well this year.”
The Lady Gens are at home Tuesday against Cardinal Carter and they are at the Libro Centre again Thursday for a 4 p.m. game against the Leamington Lions.