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In a clash of Titans, and Top 15 teams, the 10th-ranked Collins boys’ soccer squad topped No. 14 Mercer County, 1-0,this past Thursday night at Titans Stadium.
Zack Miller’s goal off a pass from Walker Andriot was the difference for the host Titans, who got one save from goalkeeper Brandon Hughes.
Collins (6-0-1), which played at Spencer County on Tuesday night, plays at Oldham County at 7 p.m. Thursday.
BOYS’ SOCCER: ANDERSON COUNTY 2, SCHS 1
The visiting Bearcats beat the Rockets in a 30th District match on Thursday night.
“A hard-fought match,” Shelby County Coach Tony Wood said. “We didn't play as well as we did against Franklin [County], but we did show signs of further progression in regards to our overall style of play.”
The Rockets took the early lead when Ethan Patterson converted a header off an assist from Dillon Valenzuela in the first five minutes. Late in the half, though, Anderson County answered with a goal of its own. Shelby County appeared to retake the lead early in the second half, but an offsides call wiped out a goal by the Rockets.
“It was obvious that the negated goal affected us mentally and it seemed as if we never could recover,” Wood said. “We beat Anderson in every aspect of the game except where it counts, the scoreboard. We were more aggressive, possessed the ball for at least sixty percent of the game, but when all was said and done they placed the ball in the net one more time than we did. Anderson has a solid team this year and I have a lot of respect for how their players handled themselves on the field. The players are one of the classier groups of guys we've played this year. After having played two of the three teams in our district, it will be fun to see how the district tournament plays out this year.”
Shelby County (2-5), which played at Oldham County on Tuesday night, next plays Russell at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Stonerside Cup at Bourbon County.
GIRLS’ SOCCER: Collins blanks Holy Cross
Collins won its fourth consecutive match, pounding visiting Louisville Holy Cross, 8-0, this past Thursday. Junior forward Lindsey Ketcham had a hat trick (three goals), and senior midfielder Shelby Vogel had a trio of assists.
Vogel, Addie Smith, Jenna Miracle and Ashley Preher added goals for Collins (6-1), which has outscored its opponents, 36-3, in its first seven matches of the season. Ketcham and Miracle also added assists.
Collins, which played at Spencer County on Tuesday night, plays at Henry County at 7:30 tonight.
GIRLS’ GOLF: SCHS finishes 6th
The Rockets finished sixth in the Gene Hilen Invitational this past Saturday in Frankfort.
Shelby County junior Jordan Webb lost a sudden-death playoff with North Hardin’s Lydia Gumm for medalist honors. Both players birdied No. 9 at Juniper Hill Golf Course before Gumm birdied, and Webb parred, No. 1.
Sophomore Madison Thomas placed sixth overall with a 74 for the Rockets, who carded a collective 344, while eighth-grader Lilly Young added an 84. Sacred Heart won with a team score of 307.
“Overall we played pretty well,” Shelby County Coach Anna Simpson said. “I wasn’t upset with the sixth spot. [Freshman] Tiffany [Grasch] is still out with a pulled pectoral muscle and [senior] Jamie [Bradley] had to go out of town.”
BOYS’ GOLF: Collins ties; SCHS wins
The Titans and Kentucky Country Day tied at 166 in a match this past Thursday at Shelbyville Country Club. Collins junior Michael Atkins earned medalist honors with 36. Atkins’ classmates Brandon Sanner and Chandler White added 41 and 44, respectively.
SCHS 172, TRIMBLE COUNTY 199: The Rockets won Thursday at Weissinger Hills Golf Course when sophomore Dakota Baatz earned medalist honors with a 3-over-par 39. Junior Isaac Martin and sophomore Kyle Cannon added 44s.