Lady Hornets Soccer
4/4/2016 Chillicothe 6, at Benton 2

(Story by Coach Lance Harvey)
      The Chillicothe Lady Hornets evened their record at 2-2 with a 6-2 victory over St. Joe Benton on Monday night. The Hornets were on their heels early when a a defensive breakdown allowed Benton to capitalize with a goal in the second minute of play. After some adjusting to the natural turf, Chillicothe settled down and were able to get an equalizing goal from freshman Maggie Pfaff. Just one minute later Josefin Hjelmaeng placed a corner kick into the top corner of the net to make the score 2-1. In the 25th minute junior Karson Keithley gathered a free kick from Sarah Graves and pushed the ball past the keeper. Chillicothe generated a few more scoring opportunities but were unable to tally. They went into halftime with a 3-1 lead.
     The second half started out well for Chillicothe as senior Natalie Minnick hit a shot that caromed off the head of a Benton defender and went into the net. Benton answered back seven minutes later to make the score 4-2. That is when Chillicothe's offense started to dominate the worn down St. Joe defense, making several attempts on goal.  Karson Keithley tallied her second goal of the game on a one on one run to goal beating the Benton keeper despite being fouled in the act. Keithley finished the scoring and completed her hat trick when Benton failed to clear the ball from in front of the goal and she hit a low shot past the keeper. Chillicothe's defense was able to hold off any scoring opportunities from the Cardinals and walked away with the 6-2 win.