4/13-14/18 Girls Soccer
at Moberly Tournament - 3rd Place

(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 4-3.
     (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 @ 5:00 pm.

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