(Story by Coach Lance
The Chillicothe Hornets soccer team overcame a sluggish
first half and a one goal deficit to score 3 goals and record
a victory over Savannah at Litton Memorial Stadium on
Savannah scored with fifteen minutes left in the first
half to take an early lead but Chillicothe made some key
halftime adjustments and shut down the offense of Savannah in
With ten minutes gone in the second half senior Lindy
Saunders dribbled through several defenders and fired a shot
over the head of the leaping goalkeeper to tie the game at on
Two minutes later Hannah Jones tracked down a pass from
Harlie Jones and pushed the ball over the Savannah goal line
to give Chilli the lead.
With 20 minutes left in the half, Chillicothe was
awarded a corner kick and Saunders lifted a pass into the
Savages goal box. Senior Hallee Jones just missed heading it
in but the Savannah defense was left in confusion by
her attempt and the ball glanced off a Savage defender and
into their goal. Saunders was credited with the goal.
Strong defensive play by Baily Fox, Hallee Jones,
Morgan Grable, Jozie Reeter and keeper Jaylene Sturguess shut
out Savannah for the remainder of the game.
Chillicothe raised its record to 9-7-1 as it prepares
to play another game tomorrow at Marshall.