Danville, Franklin girls play to scoreless tie

September 18, 2003

The Danville girls' offensive drought continued as the Admirals were held scoreless for a second consecutive game, tying host Franklin County 0-0 Wednesday.

After scoring at least three goals in six of their first eight games, Danville (5-4-1) have failed to score in their last 160 minutes.

"It seems we've got a little drought going in terms of offense," coach Marty Sullivan said. "We need to pick that up a little bit as we get ready for the (district) tournament in about four weeks."

The game was evenly matched, as Danville held a 13-12 advantage over Franklin (3-8-1) in shots and each team had two corner kicks. Liz Ruth had nine saves in the Danville goal.


"It was a tale of two defenses that really, really played a good game," Sullivan said. "It was real physical in the back, on both sides, and I think it was a good experience for our players to go up against a team of that size and strength.

"Julie Johnson did a great job of stabilizing the middle, particularly in the second half, and kept us moving forward toward an offensive attack."

North Laurel 3, Garrard County 1 - At London, North Laurel (5-3-1) struck early and knocked Garrard (2-10) on its heels.

The Jaguars scored their first goal less than 30 seconds into the game and their second less than 10 minutes later.

Garrard's Sara Carrier cut the deficit in half with a goal with 17:11 to play in the first half. North Laurel's final goal came in the final minute, when Garrard was called for a handball in the box and the Jaguars hit the penalty kick.

North Laurel had a 29-8 shot advantage, and Garrard goalkeeper Ashley Meadows had 11 saves.

"It was the best game we've played so far this season," coach Tony Kluesener said. "We were passing the ball very well, and we had some good chances. The girls really worked together and did a good job of communicating with each other."

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