Sage Hill Girls’ Soccer Blanked By Rival St. Margaret’s

St. Margaret’s girls’ soccer coach Johnny Marmelstein fancies the Tartans as a second-half team this season, but it has little to do with the effort of his players.

Rather, it’s the amount of pressure that St. Margaret’s puts on opponents, who may be able to hold that pressure off for a half before the Tartans put the game out of reach after the intermission.

“Teams play us, and they know the pressure’s coming,” Marmelstein said. “For a half, maybe they can sustain it. But to do that for a whole game, it wears on you mentally and it wears on you physically.”

That pattern remained true Friday night, and it allowed St. Margaret’s to earn its biggest Academy League win yet. The first-place Tartans scored three times in the second half of a 4-0 win over rival Sage Hill at St. Margaret’s, staying perfect in league with six matches remaining.

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