The Lady Hornets soccer team advances to the district final
with a 1-0 overtime victory over Excelsior Springs on Tuesday
evening. The game started out as a battle between 2 defensive
minded teams. Both would have some opportunities to score, but
neither team would bend.
Regulation saw the teams deadlocked in a 0-0 tie. With
just over 2 minutes run off the clock in the 1st overtime,
Harlie Jones slid a perfectly placed ball to the feet of a
driving Devin Dowell inside the box. Right as the ball arrived
an Excelsior defender upended Dowell forcing her to the
ground. A penalty kick was awarded to Chillicothe. Senior
Mykel Heese came to the spot and buried the penalty kick to
bring home the victory for the Lady Hornets.
Chillicothe will take on St. Pius on Thursday in the
district championship @ 6:00 pm at Jerry Litton Memorial
The win moves the Lady Hornets to 15-4 on the season
and itís 12th shut-out.