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Ladies continue to build program

By Staff | Sep 17, 2014

The Lady Knight varsity soccer team played three games last week, learning, growing, and building on their fundamental skills, but were unable to secure a win.

Hosting Wheeling Central at home on Sept. 11, the Lady Knights put forth a good effort in the 5-2 loss at the hands of the Lady Maroon Knights.

Junior Katelyn Gogan scored both goals, one in each half, for the Silver and Black. Vanessa Templeton, goal keeper, had 11 saves.

“We played really well, probably some of the best soccer we have played all year in the second half of this game,” said head coach Matt Kinnard. “We took 14 shots on goal total, four in the first half and 10 in the second. We really stepped it up and played more aggressive which is what we need to more of if we want to get some wins.”

On Sept. 12 the team dropped a game to Trinity Christian, 9-0.

At Ravenswood on Saturday, the Lady Knights took the loss to the Lady Devils, but continued to show improvement and a better understanding of the game. In the first half of the game the Knights took one shot on goal, in the second, 10 shots were taken at the net.

Goal keeper Templeton had 14 saves and stopped two PK’s.

“We got some good shots on goal in this game,” Kinnard said. “We started playing more aggressive and things started happening for us. We’re competitive with these teams, our fundamentals and our skills are getting sharper. All we can do is keep building, keep trying and keep bettering ourselves.”

The Lady Knights played host to a strong Linsly team on Monday and will face Harrison Central at Burgbacher Field on Wednesday.