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Lady Bulldogs rout Fredericktown 7-1

Friday, May 11, 2012

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Sikeston senior Amanda Allen (11) celebrates with teammates Natalie Stevens (14), Madeline Limbaugh (16) and Katherine Inman (6) after scoring a goal in the first half on Thursday against Fredericktown at the Sikeston Sports Complex. David Jenkins, Staff
SIKESTON -- With districts just around the corner, a phase of the Sikeston soccer team that has seen its troubles this season may be peaking at the right time.

The Lady Bulldogs' leading scorer, Madison Chaney, scored four goals while three others added a goal apiece in their 7-1 rout of Fredericktown Thursday at the Sikeston Sports Complex.

"It was nice to see some other girls get involved and get a few goals," Sikeston head coach Doyle Noe said.

Although Chaney has been one of the more prominent offensive players in the area, she's virtually been the only threat for the Lady Bulldogs throughout the season.

"Getting girls moved around and giving them the opportunity to play up top was good," Noe said. "Obviously, Madison had another great game but we got some younger girls involved in the offense that we may have to rely on in the future."

Kathrine Inman, Amanda Allen and Kameron Wilcox, who have shown promise up top in Sikeston's offense, each scored a goal.

Chaney sparked the Lady Bulldogs early in the first half after catching her own rebound and putting one in just five minutes into the game. Chaney scored her second goal 11 minutes later off an assist from Rachel Hopson.

The quick and shifty Chaney poured in her third goal with just under 20 minutes left to give the Lady Bulldogs a commanding 3-0 lead.

"Madison got us going early," Noe said. "It's always big, no matter who you play, to get that first goal. It takes a lot of pressure off of you and then after that it just seems to come to you."

Nearly four minutes later, Inman sand her lone goal of the night with the assist from Lucy Barajas.

Allen, who was the only senior celebrating senior night, headed a ball over the Fredericktown keeper to give Sikeston a 5-0 lead going into the second half.

"Amanda's a great kid and she's always worked hard for me," Noe said about Allen. "She's never really been the star out there but she's always done what I've asked her to do and she's played a lot of different positions for me.

"She's been a great player and a great kid to coach. I'm proud of her for sticking with it and we're going to miss her. She's a pleasure to be around."

Chaney sunk her fourth goal with 14 minutes left in regulation to make it 6-0.

Fredericktown scored their only goal shortly after that, but Wilcox answered with Sikeston's final goal in the 75th minute.

The Lady Bulldogs, who come into the Class 2, District 1 tournament as the fourth seed, will play the Lady Blackcats once more on Monday at 5:30 p.m. in Farmington.

Sikeston has beaten Fredericktown twice already this season. If their third comes to fruition Monday, they will have the tournament's top seed waiting for them -- the Notre Dame Lady Bulldogs.

"We've beat this team twice already but we're not going to overlook anything," Noe said. "Hopefully we'll have another result like we did tonight.

"Notre Dame beat us pretty handily earlier in the year, but I think we've made a lot of improvements. I'm really hoping we can get by Fredericktown Monday so we can see what we've got against Notre Dame."


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