Lady Hornets Soccer
5/6/14 Chillicothe 4, at Cameron 1
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Story by Coach Lance Harvey
     Chillicothe soccer strung together its third straight win on Tuesday night in a conference match-up against Cameron, winning 4-1. Coming off their win the previous night against Benton, the Lady Hornets played much more aggressively and controlled much of the possession. Cameron however, was first to register on the scoreboard in the first half. After being awarded a corner kick, the Dragon kicker sent a cross to the far side of the goal which was inadvertently headed into the goal on an attempted clearance. Encouraged by the goal, Cameron had two opportunities to add to the score but were stymied on point blank saves by sophomore goalkeeper Jaylene Sturguess. Only down 1-0, the Lady Hornets kept their composure and were rewarded for their effort when a free kick was awarded for a foul from about 30 yards out. Junior stopper Baily Fox sent a beautiful free kick into the penalty area that found the head of freshman, Karson Keithley, who directed into the corner of the goal. The first half ended with a 1-1 tie but with Chillicothe having mounted several effective offensive attacks.
     Playing with the wind at their backs the second half the Hornets continued to pressure the Cameron defense. In the 64th minute a second free kick was awarded to Chillicothe and this time junior midfielder Lindy Saunders stepped up to take the kick. From about 25 yards out she put a hard shot into the upper part of the net that the Cameron keeper was helpless to defend. Just two minutes later the Hornets received a corner kick which was taken by Saunders. Her cross to the far post dropped at the feet of junior sweeper Hallee Jones who volleyed it into the back of the goal. Cameron continued to attempt to generate offense but were repeatedly thwarted by the defensive group of Fox, Jones, Jozie Reeter and Brooke Nelson. In the 70th minute Saunders tallied the final goal, her 23rd of the season on another free kick from 30 yards out.
     Coach Lance Harvey noted that this was a quality win against a much improved opponent from their last meeting. "We played well in all phases of the game. The girls are having fun and they are improving. We are excited about the opportunities we have to win some more games this season."
 

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