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Led by Lindsey Ketcham’s four first-half goals the Collins girls’ soccer team blanked visiting Kentucky Country Day, 7-0, Monday night in its season-opener.
“One step to districts,” first-year Titans Coach Tim Oltman said afterward.
In addition to the four goals from Ketcham, a senior midfielder, Collins also received single goals from senior Jenna Miracle and juniors Lee Johnson and Addie Smith.
Junior Abby Beard and freshman Madison Maddox added assists for the Titans, who led at halftime, 5-0, and cruised from there.
Collins hosts Meade County at 6 tonight.
GIRLS’ SOCCER: SCHS 7, Seneca 0
Junior midfielder Cali Mills’ second-half hat trick sparked the Rockets to six goals after intermission Monday night in their season-opening victory in Louisville.
“We played a very solid game,” Shelby County Coach Joe Turner said. “Our ball movement was much better, and scoring plays worked really well. We dominated the whole game, allowing Seneca one shot on goal while taking thirty-two shots ourselves. The defense played a very solid game, the midfielders, after some rearranging, did a fine job of controlling play, and our front line played very aggressively, especially in the second half.”
Freshman forward Whitney Williams, in her first varsity start, recorded the lone goal of the first half, “in which we controlled the tempo, but just couldn't find the back of the net,” Turner said.
In addition to Mills, juniors Logan Hall and Ashley Stohlmann and sophomore Makayla Marr scored goals after intermission.
Sophomore forward Morgan Saylor contributed an assist, and junior goalie Catie Wibbles recorded one save.
Shelby County plays at Paris at 6 tonight.
GIRLS’ GOLF: SCHS wins Anderson invite
The Rockets won Anderson County’s fifth annual “The Joy of Golf” Invitational on Saturday, carding a collective 336 at Wild Turkey Trace to win by seven strokes over both Boyle County and Taylor County.
“We had a really rough day all around but pulled out the ugly win, which just shows the girls that they should always keep grinding because they don't know what is happening throughout the golf course,” Shelby County Coach Anna Simpson said. “This was a different tournament for us. We usually go to Fort Knox, but I wanted the girls to see some different teams than we normally see at the state tournament. It also made them think – something I feel they don't do enough – especially when they get used to courses from the same tournaments year after year.”
Senior Jordan Webb led the Rockets and tied for third-place with 75.
Junior Madison Thomas carded 80, freshman Lilly Young 89, sophomore Tiffany Grasch 92 and freshman Jennifer Fuqua 102.
“Several of the girls are very tired, so I'm giving them the week off. We’ll only have one practice this week,” Simpson said. “Golf is a different breed of sport. When you're tired, you don't play well. Even just light practice makes it worse. You need to walk away and then come back fresh with a clear mind. I'm hoping that will help us Saturday at Bullitt East's tournament.”
BOYS’ GOLF: SCHS 159, Henry County 192
Senior Isaac Martin led the Rockets on Monday afternoon with 1-over-par 37 at Weissinger Hills. Junior Tanner Brandenburg shot 40, and junior Dakota Baatz and senior Jimmy Hulce carded 41s.
“I want to specifically mention Isaac’s one-over-par round and Jimmy’s forty-one,” Rockets Coach Matt Redmon said. “That is the best that they have both played at home all year, and even with that being the case, they both are confident that they can still improve.
“I’m thrilled with our ability to bounce back after a disappointing outing last week [against Collins]. My goal at the beginning of the season was to see our score reach the one-fifties, and we’ve met my season goal four matches into the season. I’m confident that we’re going to continue to drop strokes and improve, both individually and as a team, as the season goes on.”
CLARK INVITATIONAL:Led by Martin’s 79 Shelby County carded a collective 345 Saturday at George Rogers Clark’s Cardinal Invitational at Old Silo Golf Course in Mount Sterling. Host GRC won the tournament with 319.
Also for the Rockets, Baatz shot 80, Brandenburg 88 and Hulce 98.
VOLLEYBALL: Elizabethtown def. Collins 2-1
The Titans dropped their season-opener, and first match under new coach Cary Clark, 25-12, 20-25, 25-14 Monday.
“Losing is never the end objective, but I am glad to have the first game of the season under our belt,” Clark said. “I thought the girls stayed positive for the most part and continued working hard throughout the match. There were several things we talked about after the match we will need to clean up as we move forward, but this [Elizabethtown] is a traditionally well-coached team, and he [the Panthers’ coach] was very complementary of our girls.”
Junior setter Keri Perdue tallied 10 assists, 7 digs and 2 aces and junior outside hitter MiChaela Stoudemire contributed six kills for Collins. Junior Koti Weaver had 14 digs, and junior Miranda Kehrer added eight.
Collins, which played at Bullitt Central on Tuesday night, plays at Franklin County at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.