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The LaRue County Lady Hawks soccer team ventured on a long trip Aug. 31 to Monroe County and emerged victorious, 7-1. So dominating was the victory, the first of the season, that five different players left their mark on the scoreboard.
Not to be outdone, the middle-school attackers wrestled against the high-school junior varsity and played them to a 1-1 draw.
Junior Shelby Mouser began the onslaught after receiving a long kick from fellow junior Justine Scroggins. Scroggins took a free kick from midfield and delivered the ball to Mouser’s feet.
Mouser juked past two defenders and placed the ball into the corner, nine minutes into the match. Three minutes later, sophomore Megan Smith rifled a pass to Nancy Howell, who deftly shot past a diving keeper. Intercepting a goal kick by the defense, Smith shot a bullet past a stunned Lady Falcon keeper two minutes after her assist. Smith scored again on an assist from Mouser 25 minutes later. The first half ended with a 4-1 Lady Hawk lead.
Scroggins emerged from her defensive position to score her first goal of the season with a well-placed pass from senior Meagan Williams. Williams completed the scoring by capitalizing on great passes from her teammates, freshman Kasey Wells and Scroggins.
These two goals were the first varsity goals for Williams. The Lady Hawks outshot the homestanding Lady Falcons, 19-3, with one save each for senior Amber Lyall and Wells.
The defense of seniors Holly Crain and Audrey Large, juniors Britney Mack and Scroggins and sophomore Mariah Higdon built such a wall that only three shots and penetrations were managed by the opponents’ offense.
Lyall enjoyed her first field play since taking over the goal keeping chores last season. Her enthusiasm and energy delivered a well-needed punch-in-the-arm for the Lady Hawks.
The Lady Hawks lost to host Scott County 1-8 Sept. 5 and to Bullitt East 0-8 Sept. 9.
In the junior varsity contest against Monroe County, many Lady Falcon varsity players remained to defeat the JV Lady Hawks. Eighth-graders Abby Modrowski, Sydney Price and Tristyn Sayles pressed all night on the attack against the older defenders. One goal went in as Price made a pinpoint accurate pass to Modrowski, who shot her ball into the corner.