Lady Knights add a third win to win/loss record
Only one game remains on the schedule of the Tyler Consolidated Lady Knight Soccer team, before post-season hopes arise. Last week, the Lady Netters played three games, falling to defeat twice and bringing home the win once.
At Weir on Oct. 12 in icy, cold conditions, Consolidated took on the Lady Riders, and came away with the 4-1 loss. Though Weir was a tough opponent, the Lady Knights held them to a 1-1 score at the half.
“We had a few breakdowns in the second half, some nagging injuries and of course the weather didn’t help,” said Cliff Warner, head coach. “But overall, I was pretty pleased with the way we played. We took a lot of shots on goal and had some very good play from several of our girls.”
Senior, Jackie Clark, scored the only Knight goal on the day, and keeper, Sophie Kinnard, had 10 saves.
“Sophie had an excellent night in goal,” Warner said. “Katie Smith did a great job at midfield/forward, Macie Frey stepped up and played well, as did Megan Schablowski. In fact all of our subs are doing an excellent job for us.”
At South Harrison on Oct. 7, the Lady Knights brought home their third win of the season with their defeat of the Lady Hawks. 2-1. “The field conditions were very bad,” the coach said. “Mud, mud, muddy, is all I can say. The ball just died.”
Clark again scored for the Silver, kicking the first penalty kick of her career. Senior Maddie Schabowlski also scored her first career goal, which was even sweeter from 35 yards out.
“It was a muddy mess, but our girls hung in there,” Warner said. “And we got the win.”
The Lady Knights played at Wheeling Park against Wheeling Central on Saturday, playing well, but taking the loss, 3-0.
“We lost, but it was not because lack of effort on our part,” Warner said. “We had some girls with injuries and some that weren’t feeling well and again, our subs stepped up and played their roles very well. Marley and Lindsay Snider, Megan Schablowski, Macie Frey, Carissa Beaver, Lauren Cline, Chelsea Rosenlieb, Tiffany Kernan, Meggie Warner, and every kid that played, played well. We had a total team effort.”
“This team beat us 6-2 earlier in the year, and this time, we were able to stay with them on the field. We held them scoreless the first half, but let a few get past. We’re where we want to be at this point in our season. The girls are playing very well together, our communication on the field is better than it has been, our younger kids are playing strong now, we just need to find the net. As long as we don’t give up, we’ll do fine.”
The Lady Knights hosted Liberty Harrison at home on Monday and will end their season on Saturday at 11 a.m. when they host Ravenswood. Senior ceremonies for the five seniors on the team will be held immediately after the game.