3/29/10 Lady Hornets Soccer
Chillicothe 2, at St Paul's Concordia 1


     The Lady Hornets finally getting to play after two cancellations, were glad to get on the field for a game and literally glad to just get on a field.  Today was just the 5th time that they have been on a soccer field all spring, thus meaning some of the girls 5th time ever on a soccer field as well.  Starting right defender Addie Stottlemyre this was her very first soccer game and she played well with limited time to figure out her defensive role.  All four on the back (Catherine Tipton, Brooke Westcott , Echo Followwill and Stottlemyre) took some time to adjust, but did as the game progressed and was neat seeing them come together as a unit.  Freshman defender Followwill had a very good game and was encouraging to see a young player with game smarts that she showed tonight.  Freshman Brooke Thomas and Leslee Moore logged several minutes and played well for their first varsity match at midfield.  Thomas started and assisted the second and game winning goal.

     The Lady Saints out shot the Lady Hornets 7 to 2 in the first half, even though Chillicothe dominated the play for the last 25 minutes of the game.  The Lady Saints best scoring opportunity was ended when the ball landed in an extra large puddle of water just above the penalty area, just one of several wet areas on the field.  After this, the tides turned and the Lady Hornets dominated play in the attacking third of the field, but were unable to mount any real good scoring chances, other than possessing the ball the majority of the time.  The score at half was 0-0 and a lot of play in the middle third of the field. 

     The second half started very similar, but a defensive mistake, by not being able to clear the ball away allowed St. Paulís to squeak a shot past Meredith Brick to take the lead at the 50th minute mark.  It would not take the Lady Hornets long though to tie the score on a good combination play from Rochelle Gillilan to Cyrsten Lollar, who found Madeline Brick with a pass.  Ma. Brick was able to get a good shot off in the muddy conditions, glancing off the keepers hands and into the goal to tie the score at the 54th minute.  Chillicothe fed off this conversion for the next several minutes and it once again paid off with Brooke Thomas finding the feet of Gillilan, who faked out the keeper and knotting the game winning goal in the 68th minute.  It was far from over as the Lady Hornets were getting tired and the Lady Saints felt the let down, but were able to get a goal, not without trying especially in the last ten minutes of the game as Chillicotheís attack was non-existent.  With the final whistle blowing, the Lady Hornets carried away their first victory of the season, showing some good things on the field as well as room for improvement.  It was very encouraging to see the play of newcomer Stottlemyre and Freshman Lollar, Thomas, Moore and Followwill.


Madeline Brick 54th minute assisted by Cyrsten Lollar, Rochelle Gillilan 68th minute assisted by Brooke Thomas
St Paul's Lutheran: Samantha Mueller 50th minute

Meredith Brick - 2
St Paul's Lutheran: Kardine Havgsdal - 1


(Report submitted by Chillicothe Coach Bill Allison.)


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