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Week 1: Centaurs fall in first 2 matches

It wasn’t the first week that the Woodstock Academy girls soccer team was hoping for.

The Centaurs got off to a bit of a difficult start with losses to Stonington and Ledyard.

The Bears scored three goals in the first 12 minutes of the match, the season opener for both teams at the Bentley Athletic Complex, on Thursday.

Woodstock Academy did reduce the deficit to a more manageable two goals when senior Grace Gelhaus tallied from 35 yards out on a direct kick.

But Stonington scored two more goals before the half ended and posted the win.

The Centaurs were much happier with their effort Saturday on the road at Ledyard.

Gelhaus put the Centaurs up, 1-0, with an unassisted first half goal.

That’s where the score remained at halftime but the host Colonels (2-0) tied the match early in the second half.

Maddie McLeod then delivered the game winner with 24 minutes to play as Ledyard prevailed, 2-1.