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SHS soccer team falls, 4-1

Wednesday, May 5, 2004

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Sikeston goalkeeper Audra Wooley had 17 saves.
FARMINGTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs soccer team went on the road Tuesday evening and were handed a 4-1 loss by the Farmington Knightettes.

As has been the story most of the season, the young Sikeston squad was unable to put the ball in the net, losing to the more experienced Farmington club.

"I think we are getting better," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "Being only a third-year program we are playing programs that have been established for a while but we are getting closer every day."

Sikeston fell into a hole early when Farmington scored in the seventh minute on an unassisted goal from Torrie Sellars. Just over 10 minutes later, Farmington scored again on a goal from Jessica Davis from Amber Phemister.

The Knightettes went up 3-0 in the 27th minute when Davis took a pass from Sellars and scored.

Sikeston scored just before halftime when Paige Silverthorn put the ball in the net on a penalty kick, cutting the deficit to 3-1 at the break.

The Lady Bulldog defense held Farmington in check for most of the second half until the 78th minute when Sellars scored an unassisted goal to make the final 4-1.

Even in Sikeston's loss, goalkeeper Audra Wooley had a big day for the visitors, gathering in 17 saves.

"Audra Wooley had a great game for us," Long said. "She had a couple of fantastic saves."

On the night, Farmington had 21 shots-on-goal while Sikeston had 17.

"I thought we played well tonight," Long said. "Both teams had about 20 shots, ours just didn't go in. I thought we played real well on defense and our defenders and midfielders did a real good job."

Farmington also took the junior varsity game by a score of 4-1. Sikeston's goal came from Kate Colley on an assist from Ashley McBee.

Sikeston (2-11) will be in action again on Friday when they travel to Perryville to take on St. Vincent's.