Thursday night the Lady Shiners faced their crosstown rivals, the Lady Pacers. The Lady Shiners offense attacked quickly with 5 shots and 7 corners, with 1 of the shots by Kinsey Price finding the back of the net giving the Lady Shiners a 1-0 lead. As the Lady Shiners attacks continued this allowed the Pacers to score on a breakaway to even the score. “Our midfield fell asleep, and allowed Switz’s frontline to get behind them and score an equalizing goal.” The Lady Pacers would take the lead just minutes later as a cross shot would find the opposite post and roll in. The Lady Shiners did not hang their heads or quit, they continued attacking and played hard until the end of the half. Just as time was expiring striker, Kinsey price drew a foul outside the box and was awarded a free-kick. With .20 seconds left on the clock Price was able to score on the free-kick by placing the ball in the top left corner out of the Keepers reach. Halftime score Lady Shiners 2 Lady Pacers 2.
The Lady Shiners after getting a much needed rest at half, came out and took the lead within the first 3 minutes of the game. The go-ahead goal came from Sydney Pitts who blasted the ball into the back of the net to give her team the lead. Lady Shiners offensive attack continued but was able to break through the Pacer’s packed defense. Defenders, Lura Little, Chloe Fletcher, Allee Howlett, and Maddy Bovard held Switzerland County to only 1 shot attempt in the 2nd half and controlled the possession to help their offense set up the attacks. The Lady Shiners would increase their lead with a Kinsey Price goal at the 20 minute mark. The 2 goal advantage and the stellar defense allowed the Lady Shiners to come out victorious, giving them their 2nd conference win, and 2nd win in a row. “Our Defense stepped up in the second half allowing Switz to only get 1 shot off. The defense worked together and kept Switz. from forming any attacks. Our Offense was sparked in the second half by an early goal and set the tone for us finishing the game” – Coach Rumsey
Final Score Lady Shiners 4 Lady Pacers 2.
– 31:37 Lady Shiner Goal by Kinsey Price
– 03:29 Lady Pacers Goal
– 03:05 Lady Pacers Goal
– 00:20 Lady Shiner Goal by Kinsey Price
– 37:52 Lady Shiner Goal by Sydney Pitts
– 20:54 Lady Shiner Goal by Kinsey Price
Kinsey Price 8 shots, 6 on goal, 3 Goals Scored.
Sydney Pitts 2 shots, 1 on goal, 1 Goal Scored.
Lady Shiners took 11 Corners, 12 shots, 8 on goal and scored 4 goals.