Female Athlete of the Week: Avon’s Baek

The Avon girls soccer team has rallied for six straight wins after a 5-0 loss to Suffield early in the season, and a potent offense can help to explain why.

However, some versatile defensemen, like Youn Jae Baek, have provided a special boost for the Falcons.

Baek not only added an assist to the Falcons first goal in a 5-0 win over Canton, she also drew a foul, and scored a goal on a penalty kick in the first half.

“She’s really the cornerstone of our defense in the back,” Avon head coach Jim Murray said about the senior captain. “She’s very fluid, very quick. She’s just phenomenal.”

Baek and the Falcons travel to SMSA Thursday.

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