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St. Vincent blanks SHS

Sunday, April 27, 2003

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Sikeston's Paige Silverthorn heads the ball in front of St. Vincent players.
SIKESTON -- Friday's downpour didn't keep Sikeston's soccer team from taking the field, but St. Vincent's defense kept the Lady Bulldogs from scoring a goal.

The Mineral Area power beat Sikeston 5-0, dropping the Lady Bulldogs to 1-8 on the season.

"I thought we played pretty good," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "It was a sloppy field out there. We've been struggling lately with controlling the ball. The last two games were 10-0 games, and I thought we did a good job holding a very good team to 5-0."

Sikeston played the game without four of its starters. Two were out with injury and the other two were attending another school function.

"We were pretty strapped," said Long. "We used one sub during the course of the game and (the girls) showed they were pretty tough by playing through it. I was impressed with that."

Amanda Carron scored St. Vincent's first goal at the eight minute mark with an assist from Caitlyn Hoeh.

Hoeh scored the game's second goal at 16 minutes with an assist from Carron.

Hoeh then scored an unassisted goal at the 28 minute mark to make it 3-0 at halftime.

In the second half, Jessica Behrle scored the fourth goal with an assist from Joy Donze. Carron then scored an unassisted goal to make it 5-0.

A highlight for Sikeston came late in the second half, when freshman Allison Blurton dove head first into a mud puddle attempting to score.

St. Vincent outshot Sikeston 26 to 7. Keeper Whitney Wallace recorded 20 saves.

Sikeston (1-8) will host Perryville on Tuesday at 4 p.m.