CC nips county rival, 1-0
Last Wednesday afternoon’s tussle between county rivals Corydon Central and North Harrison on the soccer field was as good a battle as could have been imagined.
The visiting Lady Cats looked to be the aggressor early on, but the host club had its share of inspired play, too. After 40 minutes of play, nary a score had been put on the board.
In the second half, it was much of the same with most of the contest taking place in the middle of the field and both teams coming close to finally breaking the knot on several occasions.
Corydon’s Sharon Brown finally came through with what wound up being the winning goal as she took an assist from keeper Kate Bennett and put the ball in the back of the net.
The Lady Panthers held on for the hard-fought, 1-0 victory.
‘It was a good game,’ Corydon head coach Jeff Salomon said. ‘I thought we could have scored some goals here or there, but they just didn’t get in. We didn’t quite play up to our potential.
‘North Harrison played well and got a couple of scoring opportunites, but Kate made some good saves and was able to shut them out.’
It took 13 minutes before Corydon was able to get a solid shot on goal. The hosts wound up with just seven shots on goal by halftime, with all of the shots being stopped by the Lady Cats’ first-year goalie, Megan Hendrickson.
North Harrison had 10 shots on goal in the first half.
‘I was extremely proud of my girls,’ Lady Cats first-year coach Ethan Maple said. ‘They have shown so much improvement already in this, their first year as a team.
‘We are looking forward to the upcoming years.
The girls have shown improvement on so many levels, but basically we have been working on passing, moving, and communication. Those three things have brought our team so far in such a short amount of time. The leaders of the team are stepping up and really bringing the team together. We are an aggressive team, and enjoying every chance we get to play. With every game it seems we are improving. We have a record of 1-2, and are looking to ending the season with a winning record.