Lady Hornets Soccer
3/29/2016 Smithville 2, Chillicothe 0


     It wasn't a victory in the win column, but the Chillicothe Lady Hornets picked up a huge moral victory in a 2-0 loss to perennial state girls soccer power Smithville at Chillicothe. The game marked the first time in Chillicothe girls soccer history that the game went the full time allotted. The previous nine meetings had all resulted in Smithville winning 10-0.
     Smithville scored with 16:36 left in the first half and again 6 minutes later to take a 2-0 lead into halftime. Neither team scored in the second half. The majority of the game was played in front of the Chillicothe net with coal keeper Jaylene Sturguess making several big saves.
     Smithville thought they had a third goal late in the game when they netted the ball of a deflection, but the goal was waved off by the officials.