Lady Cats, Lady Panthers caged at Jeff Sectional
Both of Harrison County’s girls soccer clubs closed the final chapter of the 2003 season last week at the Jeffersonville Sectional.
In the opener, North Harrison was blanked by Floyd Central, 8-0, and in the second game, a scrappy Corydon team came up short in a 6-1 decision against Providence.
Ashley Griffith pounded out four goals as Floyd cruised to a 5-0 halftime lead and never looked back.
The Lady Highlanders scored just 44 ticks into the match.
‘This game didn’t represent the way we played this year,’ North Harrison coach Ethan Maple said.
This was the first year for a girls team at North and it’ll lose just one senior to graduation.
‘In your first year, you take in a lot from the Corydons and the Floyds, so next year will be a time to put back what we took in.’
Maple will step down and Matt Jolly will coach the Lady Cats next year.
Things weren’t much better for the Lady Panthers, which managed just three shots on goal.
Providence worked 11 minutes into the match before Alix Hughes scored the first of three first-half goals. The Lady Pioneers wouldn’t score again until the 6:29 mark of the first half, but it was a three-goal barrage in the final 4:30 of the first that sealed Corydon’s fate.
The Lady Panthers, which lost to Providence 9-0 earlier in the season, got on the board seven minutes into the second half when Kate Bennett scored from the deep left side.
‘We wanted to come out and try to frustrate (Providence) and I think we did that for the most part of the first half,’ Corydon coach Jeff Salomon said. ‘We just made some mistakes late and then they had those three goals.’
Salomon lauded the play of senior keeper Ashley Kuhn, who stopped 17 other shots on goal.
‘She really works at it,’ he said.