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Sikeston girls soccer team grabs third win

Friday, May 16, 2003

Allison Blurton
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's soccer team picked up its third win of the season on Thursday, nipping Fredericktown on the road, 2-1.

"We had a pretty good effort from Amber Coffey and Hannah Smith on the defensive side," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "This was probably their best game of the year."

Fredericktown scored first at the 12 minute mark, when Danielle Leonard found the next off an assist from Tiffany Keith. Sikeston's Paige Silverthorn tied the score at 17 minutes, off an assist from Allison Blurton to make it 1-1 at halftime.

In the second half, Caroline McClung scored at 65 minutes off a Blurton assist to give Sikeston the go-ahead goal.

Sikeston outshot Fredericktown 24-3. Keeper Audra Wooley finished with two saves.

"Considering we out-shot them 24-3, I was kind of disappointed more shots didn't go in," said Long. "They have a really narrow field, and it kept us from taking advantage of our speed. We had a tough time scoring."

Sikeston (3-12) will face Fredericktown again in the district tournament on Saturday at Notre Dame. The match will be played at 11 a.m.

Considering Sikeston has defeated the Lady Blackcats twice now, the school's first district victory looks like a possibility.

"We don't want to take anybody lightly, but on the bigger field, we should be able to spread them out," said Long.

"Their defenders have a hard time keeping up with us. Fredericktown was much better than the first time we played them this year."

The winner of Saturday's game will face Notre Dame in the second round.