Danville girls blank Frankfort for first victory

August 22, 2003

Krystal Jackson scored two unassisted goals as the Danville girls shut out Frankfort 3-0 Thursday at Danville for their first win of the season.

Beth Gooch also scored for the Lady Admirals, who put the game out of reach with a pair of second-half goals.

Danville (1-1) took an aggressive approach in the second half after taking a slim 1-0 lead into halftime. Coach Marty Sullivan said he was trying to avoid a tie, which is possible now under a rule change eliminating overtime in regular-season games.

"With the new rules now with ties you really have to get out and go after it, and we did in the second half," Sullivan said.


"We had lots of heads-up play putting pass combinations together, and with our speed we have four or five players up front who can really move, and they showed it tonight."

Jackson, Danville's goalkeeper last season, scored in the fourth minute on a breakaway, and she got the game's final goal in the 74th minute. Gooch scored in the 52nd minute off Alex Meckes' corner kick.

Danville got off 25 shots, while its defense allowed Frankfort (0-2) only four. Danville goalkeeper Liz Ruth needed to make only two saves.

"This was really a good total team effort," Sullivan said. "We've really concentrated on corner speed and defensive focus, and I thought we saw both of those today."

Boyle County 0, Madison Southern 0, tie - At Berea, Boyle (0-1-1) recorded its first tie after neither it nor Southern found the net in 80 minutes.

But Boyle coach Brian Deem said he found plenty of things his team can build on in this game.

"I'm really extremely pleased with the effort our girls played tonight," Deem said. "We came out focused and absolutely hard-nosed and aggressive, and we played very, very, very good soccer. Unfortunately we weren't able to finish tonight."

The Lady Rebels outshot Southern 25-11 and had 13 corner kicks, seven in the first half and six in the second.

Deem said the Lady Rebels created more than enough scoring chances, though they were unable to convert.

"Cierra Leffew did an outstanding job at sweeper, and we got excellent, hard-nosed play from our center (midfield) combination of Lydia Hignight, Marissa Hibbs, Sarah Hall, Joanna Frauenhoffer and Leah Missik. They just created opportunites to score all night."

Boyle goalkeeper Tiffany Webb and her fellow defenders kept Frankfort's offense in check, and Deem said Webb made a critical save late in the game in a two-on-one breakaway.

Model 4, Garrard County 1 - At Lancaster, Model scored three goals before Garrard could get on the board, and the Lady Lions managed only two shots on goal all night.

One of those shots found the net, as Sara Carrier scored on a free kick with 15:40 remaining to cut Garrard's deficit to 3-1.

Model had 30 shots, 16 of which were saved by Garrard goalkeeper Ashley Meadows. Kasey Powers scored twice in the second half for Model, while Katherine Engle had a first-half goal and Cassie Kincaid had a second-half goal.


Pulaski County 3, Danville 2 - At Somerset, Danville (0-2) rallied from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game, but Pulaski put in the deciding goal with about nine minutes to play.

Danville assistant coach Steve Watkins said the Admirals had their hands full against a Pulaski team that included 10 seniors, but he said his young team held its own.

"It was a disappointing loss, but we were very happy with the performance, proud of our younger players playing up against those seniors," Watkins said. "We're starting to see a lot of good things, and we're excited about what's ahead this season."

Danville regrouped late in the first half after giving up two goals.

"... We seemed to get our heads on straight and figured out their game plan and started clicking with our possession and had confidence going into halftime," Watkins said. "And in the second half we came out strong."

Jameson Gay scored the Admirals' first goal near the midpoint of the second half, heading the ball into the net on a free kick. With about 14 minutes to play, Miguel Magana beat two Pulaski defenders and the goalkeeper for the tying goal.

But Pulaski scored the winning goal on a free kick after a handball call just outside the penalty box.

"Miles Garriott and Alex Gash both had great games as usual in the middle, and Jameson Gay, with his goal and several other shots he got, had a good game," Watkins said.

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