Autumn finally arrived and coolness enveloped the area. But the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams stayed hot, emerging victorious through several games.
The LaRue County High School boys’ soccer team ended the week with two wins and a draw to improve to 9-2-3 on the season. Dylan White scored seven goals and distributed four assists to his teammates " a stellar performance for a season, much less for the week.
The Hawks defeated the Kentucky School for the Deaf, 10-1, as seniors Brent Gozzard and Andrew Skaggs scored their first-ever varsity goals. White had two goals and three assists; Gozzard had two assists; and senior Dylan Parr rocketed two assists. Senior Cheyenne Perkins remained in the net to allow fellow senior Bo Haun a chance to score, which he did with two goals and an assist. Freshman Catfish Hurt, sophomore Brock James, junior Dakota White and senior Dillon Walker ensured that the seniors enjoyed the opportunity to play offense.
Next, the boys traveled to South Warren and battled the Patriots to a 3-3 draw. White notched three goals during the match. Two goals came in a four-minute stretch after the team was down on the scoreboard.
Walker and Ricardo Collado fed the ball to White to take the lead. The heartbreaker ensued when the opponents drew the equalizer goal with 10 seconds remaining in the match.
The Hawks continued their unbeaten streak with a 4-0 victory over Monroe County. Perkins scored his first-ever varsity goal 25 minutes into the match. Then, Perkins, without fanfare or celebration, quietly returned to his position as sweeper and maestro of the team defense, which recorded its fifth shutout of the season. Haun scored his third goal of the week.
White scored his 20th and 21st goals of the season to pass Hannah Canter as the single-season scoring leader at LCHS.
The LCHS girls’ soccer team put together a win and a draw to improve to 4-5-3 on the season. The Lady Hawks are pushing to have the most successful win-loss record in school history. The future looks bright for the scrappy team as freshman Abby Modrowski notched three goals and two assists during the week.
The week opened with a 3-0 victory over the Washington County Lady Commanders. It took 25 minutes before Modrowski took control. She scored two goals during the final five minutes of the first half, with the assists to junior Mariah Higdon and fellow freshman Shelbi Brooks.
The second half was a defensive struggle with senior Justine Scroggins leading the way. The only score in this half was a penalty kick by senior Shelby Mouser after a tripping call in the box. Sophomore Kasey Wells, eighth-grader Harley Keller and Modrowski shared time in the net for the shutout. The Lady Hawks outshot Washington County, 14-0.
At Bullitt Central, the varsity and junior varsity squads battled to a draw. Modrowski scored on a corner kick for her team’s only goal. The defense was amply manned by Scroggins, Marissa Crosswhite, Peyton Gardner, Shelby Mouser, and Britney Mack.
JV GIRLS RESULTS
The junior varsity ended with a 3-3 draw with a match that was as exciting as the varsity match. Both games had controversy and saw the Lady Hawks battling to the final whistle.
Brooks scored two goals, with the last goal with one minute remaining. Modrowski assisted on two goals.
Seventh-grader Savannah Brooks assisted her sister on the final, equalizing score. Eighth-grader Harley Keller remained steadfast in the net, despite several varsity players attempting to score by the Lady Cougars.