The action was intense in yesterday evening’s soccer match up between the Scott County Lady Highlanders and the Campbell County Lady Cougars. The Lady Cougars entered the evening having never notched a victory over Scott High. Early on it looked as if that streak may continue, as the Lady Highlanders struck first. “As coaches, we feel the team has been in a mid-season slump, even though we’d won 2 in a row coming into the game. We didn’t feel like we were playing our best soccer. The early Scott goal was a concern for us” said Coach Bryan Horton.
The Lady Cougars answered the bell, sparked by great play by Samantha Lasley in her new sweeper position, the Lady Cougars sprang to life. Drew Leach battled off a Scott High defender and spotted Lindsay Horton. Horton took the Leach pass, dribbled down the right side of the field, past the Scott defender and swept a kick over the keeper and into the net, tying the game at 1-1.
The next Lady Cougar goal came off a great corner kick from Samantha Lasley, she hit Lindsay Horton in front of the goal with the kick and Horton was able to fire it past the keeper for goal #2. Scott was then charged with a hand in the box call, allowing Horton a kick on goal, she pushed this one in as well and just like that the 1-0 deficit had shifted into a 3-1 Lady Cougar lead. Excellent play by the Cougar defenders kept Scott bottled up the rest of the half.
Emerging in the second half, the Lady Highlanders went on the attack. Cougars freshman keeper Ayden Massengill made save after save. Soon, senior Kassie Dopp won a battle with a Scott player near midfield and got the ball to Horton. As she’d done all night, Horton befuddled the Lady Highlander keeper and netted her 4th goal on the evening. The game was a tough one, as the Lady Cougars were handed 3 yellow cards on the evening and the Lady Highlanders got two of their own for physical play. Tough Lady Cougar veterans like Presley Leach, Julia Isber, Bethany McKamey and Hanna Anderson among others allowed CCHS to weather the storm. Scott was able to score a late goal, but the game ended with the 4-2 Lady Cougar win, the program’s first ever over Scott High. This pushed the CCHS win total to 9 games on the season. With her 4 goals, Lindsay Horton moved to an amazing 22 goals scored on the season. There are still several games remaining and the district tournament to go for the Lady Cougars to increase their win total and Horton to increase her goals scored on the year.