Britta Denny had a productive freshman season for the Camden Hills Excessive Faculty ladies soccer staff a yr in the past.
However she cranked it up a notch this yr.
The sophomore striker scored her thirty first objective on Saturday in a 3-1 win over Bangor of their Class A North semifinal at Cameron Stadium in Bangor.
Third seed Camden Hills, now 12-3-1, will tackle high seed Brunswick in Tuesday’s 6:30 p.m. Class A North ultimate at Cony Excessive Faculty in Augusta. Brunswick received the 2 common season video games 1-0 and 2-1.
Denny scored with a medical end after Bangor goalie Emma McNeil’s punt landed at her toes within the first two minutes of the competition.
She took a few strides to evade a pair of defenders and beat the diving McNeil with a superbly positioned low shot from the highest of the penalty space that nestled contained in the far put up.
Denny is a game-changer.
She will rating from wherever and her foot abilities and quickness allow her to get separation from defenders. She will get her photographs off in a rush and they’re often on objective.
Denny additionally sees the sphere very properly and has a excessive soccer IQ. If a shot just isn’t accessible, she is going to discover an open teammate and thread a cross to them.
Regardless of her slender construct, the 5-foot-6 Denny is hard and isn’t afraid to enter the excessive site visitors areas to get a shot off.
“She is extremely proficient,” stated Camden Hills coach Meredith Messer. “She additionally has an edge to her. She’s by no means glad.”
Her success has shocked her.
Final yr, she solely had a 3rd of the objectives she has scored this yr.
“I didn’t actually count on this sort of season in any respect,” stated the common-or-garden Denny, who took it upon herself within the offseason to work on her conditioning and shot method.
“She is high quality,” stated Bangor coach Andrew Varisco. “She is an excellent participant.”
Denny credit her teammates with taking part in a significant position in her success.
“They’re superb. They actually assist me,” stated Denny, who added that she has developed a wholesome bond with them.
Messer stated Denny is relentless and that she is coming into her personal as a sophomore.
Denny had beforehand been a midfielder, however she moved to striker as a result of the staff has quite a lot of midfielders this season.
Denny performs soccer for high-level membership groups when she isn’t taking part in for the Windjammers, however she performs on the Camden Hills lacrosse staff in the course of the spring.