Lady Hornets Soccer
4/01/2014 Smithville 10, at Chillicothe 0
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(Story by Coach Lance Harvey)    
      No team is ever happy with a loss, but the Chillicothe Lady Hornets Soccer team was able to walk away with several positives after suffering a 10-0 defeat at the hands of perennial state powerhouse, Smithville, on Tuesday.
     After falling behind by a score of 2-0 early, the Hornets attempted to get into a defensive rhythm against the very skilled Warrior offense. Smithville managed to add five more goals but were held scoreless for the last twelve minutes of the first half. Chillicothe came out after halftime and continued to play solid defense by not allowing any goals for the first 16 minutes. Eventually, Smithville was able to find the back of the net and with three goals were able to end the contest in the 71st minute.
      Coach Harvey assessed the game in these words. "I was so proud of our girls for the way they played. The never gave up even after falling behind big. Smithville is one of the best high school teams you will see. They are skilled at every position. Tonight we challenged them and the things the girls learned about the game and the adjustments they were able to make will definitely help us as the season progresses. We were better at the end of the game than we were when we started. That's all I can ask of them, to play hard and to work to get better. If we do that every practice and every game we will be alright."
     Due to a postponement of Thursday's game against Excelsior Springs until April 24th,  the Lady Hornets next game will be at St. Joe Benton on Monday.

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