Foot­ball

Tro­jans avoid shutout at Colonel

Kent County News - - FRONT PAGE -

— The Tro­jans spent most of Thursday’s ju­nior var­sity field hockey game at­tack­ing from inside the cir­cle, but at the end of 50 min­utes had noth­ing to show for it on the score­board. They were un­able to fin­ish off their op­po­nents from Park­side, play­ing to a 0-0 draw.

“We had a lot of chances. We out­played them, but couldn’t score,” said Kent County coach Gil­lian Spero.

Get­ting the ball across the goal line was dif­fi­cult be­cause Park­side packed the cir­cle as a de­fen­sive strat­egy. Kent to­taled eight shots and 11 penalty cor­ners. Sopho­more goalie El­lie Jet­ton faced only three shots in reg­is­ter­ing her sec­ond shutout of the week and fourth of the sea­son.

Coach Spero also com­pli­mented the play of half­back Annie Page Brocker and mid­field­ers Mal­lory Helfen­bein and Lyn­d­sie Carr.

All Kent play­ers main­tained their com­po­sure in the phys­i­cal game, Spero said.

The Tro­jans (4-2-1) recorded a 4-0 vic­tory last Tues­day ay Po­comoke. Lizzy Goetz scored twice, in­clud­ing what held up as the win­ning goal with 10 min­utes, 11 sec­onds re­main­ing in the first half. Bri­anna Pierce had the as­sist.

Carr’s unas­sisted goal at the 4:25 mark ex­tended the lead to 2-0 be­fore half­time.

Sella Con­ner (from Carr) and Goetz added in­sur­ance goals in the sec­ond half. Goetz put back her own re­bound with 3:18 re­main­ing to close out the scor­ing.

Spero said the Tro­jans played hard but “qui­etly.” She at­trib­uted that to a change in the tra­di­tional sched­ule of the var­sity game be­ing played first.

On Oct. 3, fol­low­ing a long bus ride for the Tro­jans, the ju­nior var­sity game was con­tested first.

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