ROXANA SLIPS BY MELHS — The Roxana Shells opened the girls' soccer season with a 1-0 victory over the Metro East Lutheran Knights in Edwardsville on Monday.
Roxana, now 1-0 on the year, received its lone goal from Miranda Cunningham when she deflected it off of MELHS goalie Amy Ginter's hand at the 16:06 mark of the game.
The Shells also had early missed scoring attempts by Brittany Alexander and Emma Lucas. Sydney Owsley and Haley Milazzo also had good scoring chances in the first half.
Roxana outshot the Knights 11-5 in the game. Goalie Sam Hurst made some big saves for the Shells, including a hand save on a MELHS corner kick early in the second half.
Roxana returns to action at 4 p.m. today at Civic Memorial before sitting idle the rest of the week.