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Riverview blanks Huron in late league battle

After playing to a 2-2 earlier this year, the Riverview Pirates looked to move into second place in the Huron League with a victory against the Chiefs on Tuesday at Huron.

Early in the game, it looked like it might be a long evening for the Pirates as they started out very slow and could not maintain possession. The Chiefs controlled the first 5 minutes or so, before the Pirates finally started to settle into the game. After the 5 minute mark, Riverview controlled play for the majority of the game.

The Pirates nearly got on the board in the 11th minute, but a shot from Kirsten Chambers banged off the crossbar. Chambers then hit the post in the 22nd minute, but the rebound came back to Kaeley Coleman who was tackled in the box. The foul would give the Pirates a penalty kick and a chance to take the lead. Huron's keeper made a nice save on the penalty kick by Chambers, but the rebound came right back to her and she buried the shot to put the Pirates up 1-0.

Despite additional scoring chances during the first half, the Pirates were unable to capitalize and would go to half with the 1-0 lead.

In the second half, Riverview continued to create the majority of the scoring chances, but were not able to build their lead until Amber Potter scored in the 74th minute. Potter would score an insurance goal just 3 minutes later to secure the win for the Pirates.

Keeper Miranda Cobbs and strong defense by the Pirates back line would keep the Chiefs off the board, resulting in their seventh shutout on the season.

The Pirates move to 9-2-2 in the Huron League and 10-4-2 overall. They finish the regular season at home on Thursday against the Carleton Airport Jets. They then begin district play at home next Tuesday against Taylor Kennedy.

Last Updated: 5/22/2014 1:19:31 AM EST

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