Charles lifts Dunkirk to first league victory of year

Sidney Charles had a pair of goals Wednesday to help Dunkirk (2-12-0, 1-8-0) to its first CCAA West win of the season, a 3-1 defeat of Westfield-Brocton (0-11-1, 0-7-1) at Karl Hoeppner Field.

“Sid had a good game,” Dunkirk head coach Phil Cook said. “We use her leg a lot on set pieces and she was able to get herself into some shooting lanes and some on net. We’ve been asking her to shoot more and (Wednesday) she did very well.”

Charles’ first goal came eight minutes into the first half on an assist from Amanda Michalski to put the Lady Marauders up 1-0. Her second goal came 12 minutes into the second half with the score tied 1-all after she was able to put a foot on a loose ball after a corner kick.

“I felt good for the girls,” Cook said. “They worked very hard, especially in the second half. They made some of the corrections we talked about during practice. I’m thrilled with their effort.”

Michalski scored the Lady Marauders’ final goal with four minutes left in the game on an assist from A.J. Pencek.

The Lady Wolverines’ lone goal came 23 minutes into the game when Kenya Stanton found the back of the net.

Dunkirk keeper Aimee Kaufman made eight saves between the pipes to pick up the win while Savannah Rowan stopped 10 shots for Westfield-Brocton.

Dunkirk is at Westfield-Brocton on Friday night for the Lady Wolverines’ homecoming game.