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SHS advances to district semis

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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Sikeston's Madison Chaney (2) scored two goals in the Lady Bulldogs' 2-1 district win on Monday in Farmington. David Jenkins, Staff
FARMINGTON -- Advancing to the semifinals of the Class 2, District 1 Tournament the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs put up a pair of early goals to defeat Fredericktown 2-1 on Monday.

"We played them last week, but districts is a whole new season," Sikeston head coach Doyle Noe said. "Coming in to the game obviously the goal is to just win and move on. We came out and got an early goal, which is huge and it let us relax a little bit."

Just eight minutes into the contest Madison Chaney scored on a pass from Monica Carter to give the Lady Bulldogs a lead they jumped on top for good.

At the 25 minute mark Carter found Chaney once for her second goal of the contest as Sikeston put Fredericktown in a 2-0 hole.

With only six minutes left to play the Lady Cats were finally able to get on the board, but were held scoreless the rest of the way as Sikeston held on for the win.

"I think the second half we came out a little relaxed and didn't try to attack the goal as much as we could," Noe said. "We were just trying to play defense and get through the game. They got a break away with a few minutes left and made a good shot to make it 2-1, but we weren't really tested a ton.

"The last few minutes we just possessed the ball and they never really got another chance."

With the win the Lady Bulldogs move on to play top-seed Notre Dame today at 5 p.m. at Farmington.

When the two team met early in the regular season it was Notre Dame that came away with a 6-0 win.

"We're looking forward to a tough game against Notre Dame (today)," Noe said. "They beat us pretty good earlier on in the year so this will be a good measuring stick to see where we are and how we've improved. We'll just give it a shot tomorrow."


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