Danville girls rally for 2-2 tie in season finale

October 09, 2003

The Danville girls rallied with two goals in the second half to tie South Laurel 2-2 in their regular-season finale Wednesday at Admiral Stadium.

Danville (8-7-2) trailed 2-0 at halftime before scoring 25 seconds into the second half and again in the 60th minute. The Lady Admirals also improved their defensive play to limit South Laurel's chances.

"You hate ties, but (it's good) to come back like that," Danville coach Marty Sullivan said. "It really was a good game. It had sort of a tournament atmosphere to it, and it was really physical."

McKenzie McAfee scored an unassisted goal just after the start of the second half, and Krystal Jackson tied the game with her 21st goal of the season off an assist from Jennifer Ward.


Sullivan said McAfee's quick goal gave the Lady Admirals a shot of confidence. He also said halftime adjustments in their attack and their defensive alignment, including moving Alyssa Trueblood to stopper, paid off in the second half.

"Alyssa just really shut them down," Sullivan said. "She did a nice job."

South Laurel (7-5-4) scored in the eighth and 25th minutes but was outshot 10-6 in the first half and 14-3 in the second.

"The action in the second half really turned our way," Sullivan said.

The Lady Cardinals had a 6-4 advantage on corner kicks, and Danville goalkeeper Liz Ruth had six saves.

Danville hosts the 28th District Tournament next week, and the Lady Admirals meet Mercer County in the opening game Monday.

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