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Sikeston soccer picks up first win against Fredericktown

Wednesday, April 7, 2004

FREDERICKTOWN - The Sikeston girls soccer team evened its record at 1-1 with a 5-1 road victory against Fredericktown on Tuesday.

The Lady Bulldogs got two goals out of Keshia Presley to help pave the way to the victory.

"With Ali (Blurton) out, Keshia stepped up and scored two goals so that was a big lift," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "Amber Coffey, Molly Brinkmeyer and Hannah Smith played good defense for us."

Presley scored her first goal at the 5:00 mark on an assist from Caroline McClung, which is where the score stood at halftime.

Fredericktown tied it up when Michelle Bingham scored on an assist from Julie Anders at the 48:00 mark.

Sikeston took over from there, scoring four unanswered goals. Presley had the go-ahead goal on an assist from Emily Bowman. Paige Silverthorn scored on an assist from Audra Wooley.

Elizabeth Killion extended the lead to 4-1 on an assist from Silverthorn.

McClung scored the Lady Bulldogs' final goal on an assist from Kaye Buchholz.

Sikeston out-shot Fredericktown 25-to-6. Wooley had five saves.

"We played a pretty good second half," said Long. "We were real sluggish in the first half and we missed a lot of opportunities. When they tied it, it seemed to spark us a little bit. We seemed to let them dictate the game in the first half and we really didn't play at our level. We're going to try to work on that and try to dictate our own game. It was an ugly win, but we'll take those over a good loss any day."

Sikeston's junior varsity will play at Notre Dame on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The varsity will play next Thursday at Poplar Bluff at 4 p.m.