4/30/12 Girls Soccer
Chillicothe 5, St Joseph Benton 4 - Overtime
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 (Story by Lance Harvey)

     For the second straight game Chillicothe women's soccer had to go to overtime in order to decide the outcome. However this game's result came out in favor of Chillicothe as the Hornets scored quickly in OT to set the final score at 5-4. Monday's game against Benton was close throughout as both teams scored 4 goals in regulation.

     Benton scored first in the 4th minute but Chilli answered four minutes later when Sarah Hussey collected a pass from Kylie Barton and pushed the ball past the keeper. Benton went up a goal two minutes later and once again the Lady Hornets answered.

     Midfielder Leslee Moore settled a ball that was pinballing around in the box and cooly sent it into the back of the net. With one minute left in the half Chillicothe scored once more as Barton sent a nice cross into the penalty area and Hussey hit a volley that lofted over the goalkeepers head for her second goal of the game.
     In second half Benton tied the game on a laser from from forward Paige Kneale to make the score 3-3. Not to be outdone, Chillicothe's Lindy Saunders beat the defense and launched a deep shot that blew past the keeper.

     Chillicothe continued to control the ball until the final minute when Benton was awarded a corner kick. The Lady Hornets were caught sleeping and Benton headed the ball over the keeper into the goal to send the game to overtime.

      Not wanting to go to a second straight penalty kick contest, the Lady Hornets made short work of the Lady Cardinals. Three minutes in to OT Chillicothe capitalized on their fierce offensive as Saunders finished off a Leslee Moore cross to end the game.
     "It was an outstanding performance for our team. We came back from adversity and finally got a couple of breaks. Good things happen when you take advantage of opportunities." said Coach Lance Harvey.

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