Lady Rockets earn tie with Oldham

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By Todd Martin

The SCHS girls’ soccer team played Oldham County to a 1-1 tie at home Wednesday, the Lady Rockets’ best result this decade against the powerhouse Lady Colonels (4-4-1, No. 24).

“I could not be happier with our effort and energy tonight [Wednesday],” SCHS Coach Joe Turner said. “For most of the game we were the aggressors, and we put an enormous amount of pressure on Oldham. I believe our players really came of age.”

Elizabeth Plante put the Lady Rockets (6-1-1) on top early in the game. Shelby Vogel ran down a long ball in the corner, and passed back to Plante, who was coming down the sideline. Plante’s buried the shot from about 25 yards out.

The lead was short-lived, as Oldham scored a few minutes later on a penalty kick, but the Lady Rockets didn’t back down.

“Oldham, as usual, was very good, but we played our game,” Turner said. “Our defense played hard and solid the whole game. Anna Collins, Brooke Singleton, Breanna Smith, Laura Martin, Marysa Maier and Laura Metcalf played all or most of the game, and they were all still going strong when the final horn blew.”

Turner also praised the play of his midfield and forwards.

“They were constantly putting pressure on Oldham’s defense and controlling the middle of the field,” he said.

Now the Lady Rockets will look to capitalize on that success when they travel to The Little Caesar’s Classic at Boyle County next week. The girls will open tournament play Tuesday against North Hardin (2-3). The tournament will end on Sept. 19.

“We are right where we want to be and are still working hard to get better,” Turner said. “This is a very talented team, and they’re a lot of fun to watch.”

Lady Rockets 8, Spencer County 1

The girls dominated host Spencer County on Tuesday. Alex Patterson had three goals and an assist to lead the Lady Rockets, and Shelby Vogel added two goals. Callie Greiner chipped in with a goal and two assists.