4/9/10 Chillicothe 3, at Kirksville 2

     The Lady Hornets came out strong firing on all cylinders for the first 15 minutes if the game and had the Lady Tigers on the run, but once again could not connect on a goal.  The Lady Hornets seemed anxious to get a shot off, instead of having the keeper commit on the one and ones’.  After the initial onslaught the Lady Hornets laid down on the attack and had to fight off the increased attack of Kirksville and all systems fell apart in the 22nd minute when Kirksville was able to play the ball past our defense to set up an easy goal against Meredith Brick, who was unsure of the three attackers to guard.  Chillicothe was able to gain a little composure after that to help stop some of the attacks in Kirksville final third.  The score would stand at 1-0, with Chillicothe outshooting the Lady Tigers 10-9, but most of these coming in the first 15 minutes

     The second half would be quite different of a score line as all was about seen.  The Lady Hornets came out very sluggish and it about paid off for them several times, but thanks to their inaccurate shots, Chillicothe was able to stay in it.  Around the 47th minute a ball slid behind the Kirksville defense and Rochelle Gillilan was able to break free and this time made the keeper commit and hit a nice ball past her and into the net.  This play helped the motivation of Chillicothe, in hand making several runs in the attacking third while fending off some of Kirksville, until the 62nd minute when Catherine Tipton was called for a foul in the penalty area allowing Kirksville’s Chelsea Clark to place the ball past Meredith Brick on a penalty Kick for their second and go ahead goal.  Chillicothe not letting down and maybe even picking it up a notch were attacking the goal when Madeline Brick in Kirksville penalty are was fouled in the back, allowing for the Lady Tigers first penalty kick of the season, where Rochelle Gillilan stepped to the mark and rifled one past Erin Waddle for the tying Lady Hornets Goal in the 73rd minute.  It would not take long for Kirksville to get another chance of going ahead, when Leslee Moore was whistled for a handball in the penalty area, allowing Kirksville to step to the mark.  This time Meredith Brick guessed right and made a spectacular stop on the penalty shot, but then made another very good stop on the rebounding shot, to preserve the 2-2 tie, with less than 5 minutes left.  These two stops in Coach Allison’s eyes were the turning point for motivation to continue the attack on a good Kirksville defense.  The attack was rewarded with a Direct Free Kick with about 3 minutes left, just to the right of Kirksville goal and just outside their penalty area.  Placing the ball was Madeline Brick, who then made a brilliant shot past the Kirksville defensive wall and keeper to gain the lead for Chillicothe for the first time all game.  For the remainder of the game, 2-3 minutes, Kirksville poured it on in their attacking third, but came up empty handed.

     This was a very physical game on both sides and Chillicothe ran into quite a bit of trash talking and language from the Lady Tigers, something that they had not seen.

     This was Chillicothe’ s third straight road game and managed to pull off two wins, Lutheran of KC and Kirksville, losing to Benton.

      The Lady Hornets seniors played a massive role in this game as Catherine Tipton and Brooke Wescott made several saves on defense, along with Me. Brick in goal.  Up top was Rochelle Gillilan scoring two goals and Madeline Brick gaining time in midfield and forward, was an initial part of two goals, setting up the PK and the great DFK to seal the deal.

Goals by & assisted by:

Chillicothe- 47th minute Rochelle Gillilan, 73rd minute Rochelle Gillilan - Penalty Kick, 78th minute Madeline Brick-Free Kick

Kirksville-22nd minute Teddi Nichting, 62nd minute Chelsea Clark-Penalty Kick


Chillicothe- Meredith Brick 9

Kirksville- Erin Waddle 3

Story by Coach Bill Allison

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