Boyle, Danville girls close with shutouts

October 15, 2004

The Boyle County and Danville girls teams closed regular-season play with shutout victories on their home fields Thursday. Boyle blanked Corbin 6-0, while Danville defeated Taylor County 4-0.

Boyle County 6, Corbin 0 - Sarah Hall scored five times for Boyle (9-7-1) as it closed its season with a shutout of Corbin (4-12-1).

Hall, the state's fifth-leading scorer at the start of the week, raised her season total to 30 goals.

Marissa Hibbs, Boyle's only senior, assisted on two of Hall's goals in her final home game, and Leah Missik scored off a Lauren Smith assist. Morgan Gagle also had an assist.

"I was pleased with how we played," Boyle coach Brian Deem said.

Deem noted that the Lady Rebels were 5-3 in the second half of the season.

"We have progressed," he said. "We're still making some youthful mistakes, things that we're trying to eliminate, mistakes that we need to cut down."


Danville 4, Taylor County 0 - Danville (11-3-1, 5-0 district) didn't get a goal until the second half but dominated the game, firing 34 shots and holding Taylor (3-10-1, 0-5) to four.

McKenzie McAfee's goal in the 49th minute gave the Lady Admirals all the offense they needed, and Jessie Davis had a goal and an assist as part of their three-goal attack in the final 20 minutes.

Coach Matt Lauer said they didn't get many good shots in the first half, but he said they controlled the ball more effectively after halftime, and their defense improved its distribution of the ball.

"Our defenders were looking for midfielders and forwards and even each other and then making the pass," Lauer said. "That was a definite improvement and helped contribute to our second-half performance."

"I was pleased with our second-half performance, but overall this was not our best game of the year."

Alex Meckes assisted McAfee's goal and one by Molly Pittman in the 60th minute. Davis scored an unassisted goal in the 68th minute, then assisted Dawn Schulz in the 76th minute.


Pulaski Southwestern 3, Danville 2 - At Somerset, Southwestern (12-5) got a goal from Jordan Dagley in the final minute to hand Danville (8-9-1) a loss in its regular-season finale.

Dagley scored in the 49th minute to tie the game at 2-all, and his second goal doomed the Admirals to their fifth straight defeat.

"It was a good team effort by Danville, with strong help from the bench," Danville assistant coach Keith Madill said. "It was definitely disappointing to lose in the final minute, but it was also encouraging to play the veteran Southwestern team - they had eight seniors - in such a close match."

Matthew Schulz scored off a Jeffrey Ricker assist in the fourth minute for Danville, and Schulz assisted on Chris Beto's goal in the 32nd minute to give the Admirals a 2-1 lead. Southwestern's Jordan Begley scored in the 10th minute.

Southwestern outshot Danville 13-6, and Danville goalkeeper Matt Booth had six saves.

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