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Haley Catlett’s goal with 56.2 seconds to play lifted the Collins girls’ soccer team to a 3-2 victory over visiting Southwestern on Tuesday night at Titans Stadium.
The Titans trailed, 2-1, entering the fourth quarter – because of the heat the match was played in four 20-minute quarters instead of two 40-minute halves – before rallying.
Collins senior Lindsey Ketcham got the equalizer with 16 minutes and 2 seconds to play, then assisted Catlett’s final-minute match-winner, which she shot a few yards outside the 18.
“I just saw it and looked at the upper V [corner of the net] and shot it,” said Catlett, a senior midfielder. “Coach [Tim Oltman], he tells us to always take a shot, because if you don’t, you’ll just miss it anyway.
“I saw it go in, and I was like, ‘Yes!’”
Catlett credited Collins’ comeback to some encouraging words from Titans goalkeeper Emily Hinkle before the final quarter.
“She said, ‘We want it more than them; let’s do this,’” Catlett said.
Sophomore midfielder Ashley Preher scored Collins’ first goal. Brittany Whitehead also recorded an assist.
Collins (5-2) was supposed to host Fort Knox on Wednesday night but the match was called off because of the heat. The Titans will host Anderson County in a 30th District match at 6 Monday night.
VOLLEYBALL: SCHS, CHS fall
Shelby County fell to host Anderson County, 3-0, in a 30th District match Tuesday night in Lawrenceburg, with set scores of 25-19, 28-26, 25-15.
“The girls continue to hurt their play with missed serves, missing fifteen serves overall on the night,” Shelby County Coach Felicia Pace said. “It is frustrating to still be suffering with high serving errors five matches into the season. The girls played well in spurts but play was not consistent enough to take charge of the match.”
Sophomore Abby Wills led the Rockets’ defense with 20 digs. Junior Rachel Timperman added six digs and four kills.
Shelby County (3-2, 1-2) next plays at Bullitt Central at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
SOUTH OLDHAM 3, COLLINS 1:The visiting Titans (5-4) had their three-match winning streak snapped by the Dragons (6-10) on Tuesday night.
“In the infamous words of Kelly Clarkson, ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!’” first-year Collins Coach Cary Clark said. “After another long and hot Tuesday night in a sweat box, the girls took a step up in competition and hopefully learned a little more about themselves.”
Junior MiChaela Stoudemire led the Titans on offense with seven kills, and Macayla Martin and Lindsey Fow added four each. Koti Weaver, Keri Perdue, Miranda Kehrer and Blair Nethery led Collins on defense with 11 digs each.
Collins, which played at Thomas Nelson on Thursday night, next hosts Henry County at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
BOYS’ SOCCER: SCHS loses, CHS canceled
The Shelby County boys’ soccer team lost, 3-0, at Franklin County on Tuesday night. The Rockets (1-6-1), who played at Whitefield Academy on Thursday night, next play at Spencer County in a 30th District match at 7 p.m. Tuesday night.
COLLINS AT MANUAL CANCELED:The Titans’ match against the Crimsons on Tuesday night in Louisville was canceled because of lightning. Collins (4-0-1), which hosted Oldham County on Thursday night, next plays at St. Xavier, which has won five of the last six state titles, at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.