Lions take home Pulaski Cup

Ads win easily

September 28, 2004

Garrard County didn't need its usual offensive explosion Monday, getting the one goal it needed with less than 14 minutes to play to defeat No. 24 Madison Southern 1-0 and win the Pulaski Cup at Somerset.

Jacob Denny scored from 30 yards out to win the rescheduled game.

Denny is the state's top scorer with 30 goals and Garrard (13-1-1) leads the state with 78 goals. The Golden Lions had a 25-18 shot advantage over Southern (10-2-1).

"Our midfield of Micah Wade, Pat Kluesener, Will Keeton and Justin Christian just dominated play tonight, making Southern look confused and frustrated," Garrard coach Jon Martin said.

Martin also credited his defense with holding Southern's Ralph Compton in check as goalkeeper Corey Lawwill picked up his seventh shutout of the season.


Denny was named the MVP of the tournament while Corey Horn, Malcolm Smith and Lawwill all made the all-tournament team.

Horn is leading the state in assists (17) and is sixth in scoring, while Denny is second in assists.

Danville 6, Campbellsville 0 - At Campbellsville, Danville outshot the Eagles 21-2 in an easy win that allowed the Admirals to utilize their bench.

Five players combined to score the six goals, and four players picked up assists. Freshman Michael Ward scored two goals, while Chris Beto, Justin Winkler, Jameson Gay and Eric Tandrian each added one. Chris Bright, Jeff Ricker, Matthew Schulz and Ross Hempel had the assists.

"We were real tickled the scoring was spread out," Danville coach Gary Reynolds said. "This game was a real opportunity for us to play everybody and everyone did really well. We controlled the game very nicely, we had some nice passing, we took some good shots on goal and hopefully we'll be back in the scoring mood."

Winkler started the game on defense for the Ads, and his brother Nick came in as a substitute shortly after the game began. Reynolds credited them with a solid game.

"It was nice to have some new faces out there and some kids doing some good things," Reynolds said.

Marion County 4, Harrodsburg 1 - At Harrodsburg, Adam Gray had the only goal for Harrodsburg (5-5), which played visiting Marion to a 1-1 halftime tie before faltering in the second half.

"Marion plays pretty well," said Harrodsburg coach Chris Moyo. "I wish we could have played a little better, and the fourth goal was off our own player, but overall we did not play that bad."


Danville 8, Mercer County 2 - At Danville, the Admirals had two girls score three goals apiece. Molly Pittman and McKenzie McAfee each had hat tricks and Jessie Davis added two goals of her own as Danville led 8-0 with 30 minutes left in the game.

The win locked up the top seed in the 29th District Tournament for the Admirals, who are now 9-3-1 and 4-0 in the district. Mercer is 3-10.

McAfee scored all three of her goals in an eight-minute span of the first half, scoring in the 18th, 21st and 26th minutes. Pittman scored the first goal of the game, in the 11th minute, then added goals in the 35th and 44th minutes.

Davis recorded her two goals in the 23rd and 50th minutes.

"Jordan Davis, Tasha Milby, and Julie Johnson did a great job of controlling the ball and making their passes work for us," Danville coach Mike Lauer said. "When we control the midfield, we control the game. We were getting the ball outside nicely and McKenzie was just unstoppable on the left side. On the right side, we were freeing up Alex (Meckes) who was sending some nice crosses into the box where Molly and McKenzie were waiting."

Meckes had three assists, while Pittman and Johnson each had one.

Mercer's two goals came near the end of the game on penalty kicks. Erin Ashford converted in the 69th minute and Hailey Spivey scored in the 79th minute.

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