Jacki Sieder scored the lone goal in Chantilly’s 1-0 girls’ soccer win over visiting Concorde District opponent Westfield on Tuesday night.
Sieder, a sophomore transfer student from California, found the net nearly midway through the first half off an assist from teammate Jenna Goffe, a senior midfielder. The score, which came with 22 minutes, 24 seconds showing on the scoreboard clock, stood for the remainder of the game.
“Jenna just crossed it,” recalled Sieder, a forward/midfield player. “I think the goalie just missed it and I kicked it in. I was pretty close – three or four yards away.”
Sieder, who was part of a state title winning team in California, has been an outstanding addition to Chantilly, the defending Concorde District, Northern Region and state AAA champion.
“It was a great finish,” said Chantilly coach Melissa Bibbee, of Sieder’s goal. “She’s a phenomenal kid and a phenomenal athlete. She can run all day long. She’s just a kid who plays at full speed and gives you a great effort.”
The Chargers, with the win over Westfield, remained unbeaten at 6-0-1. Chantilly has beaten such prolific teams as Oakton, last year’s region runner-up, Broad Run, the defending state AA champion, and now Westfield, which entered Tuesday night’s game with a 6-1-1 record. The Bulldogs are under first year head coach Kristi Williams.
“They’re a good team,” said Bibbee, of Westfield. “They’re playing a lot harder this year and they’re more organized defensively in the midfield. The speed in the game tonight from both teams was amazing.”