(Stories Courtesy of Coach Grable)
Friday April 13th, 2018
The Lady Hornets win 6-0 in the first round of the Spartan
Invitational in Moberly, MO. Chillicothe will move on to play
Saxony Lutheran of Jackson, MO @ 9:00 am on Saturday in
Moberly, MO with a spot in the championship game on the line.
The scoring started in the 5th minute when Harlie Jones
played a thru ball to Sarah Graves to put the Hornets up 1-0.
In the 31st minute, Jones finds Graves again who takes the
long floater just over the outstretched arms of the Mexico
keeper to make it 2-0. It would stay that way until the 45th
minute when Morgan Grable this times serves up the slide
through the box to Graves to make it 3-0 (Graves 9th goal of
the season). Just 3 minutes later, Devin Dowell comes up with
the shot from outside into the upper left corner of the box to
make it 4-0. The scoring would not end when Magy Thomas gets
on the end of a pass from Graves to make it 5-0 in the 58th
minute. Not to be outdone, Addie Ficken finds Gracy Reeter
with a square pass to end the scoring the 63rd minute for the
final 6-0 score.
Kennedie Kieffer and Caitlyn Cothern combined for the
5th shutout of the 2018 season. Another strong defensive match
by the entire Hornet defense does not allow a shot on goal the
entire 80 minutes.
Saturday April 14th 2018
In the semi-final match, the day
started out with a tough double overtime loss to Class 1 #2
ranked Saxony Lutheran 4-3. Chillicothe started off the
scoring in the 37th minute with a goal by Gracy Reeter
assisted by Morgan Grable.
Saxony would answer back just before halftime with a shot off
a free kick to tie the score 1-1 at intermission. The game was
back and forth in the 2nd half. Saxony would take the lead 2-1
in the 50th minute. Chillicothe would answer with a free kick
score of their own when Grable put a 20 yard strike into the
net to tie it at 2-2. Saxony would then take the lead again
off a wonder drive to take a 3-2 lead. However, Chillicothe
would not back down. Harlie Jones received a through ball that
split the Saxony defense, Jones would place the ball at the
back post with less than 1 minute remaining in regulation to
put the game into overtime.
The 1st overtime would see the teams struggle to create
many opportunities. In the 2nd overtime, Saxony was able to
find the net just 2 minutes from penalty kicks to take the win
(Saxony lost the championship game to Fort Osage 10-0)
- Randy Dean
In the 3rd place match Chillicothe defeated Winfield
2-0 on goals by Sarah Graves off an international assist by
Emma Hille in the 24th minute. In the second half, off a
corner kick by Sydney Baxter, Devin Dowell was able to find
the back of the net to put the game away in the 70th minute.
The game was the 6th shutout of the season for the Lady
Hornets in 8 matches.
Chillicothe finished the weekend 6-2 (1-1 MEC) on the
season. Next match is at home vs. Cameron on Monday night @