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The Spencer County girls’ soccer team is off to a promising start, sporting a 4-2 record, a couple of shutouts and even in their losses, giving top-notch competition some tough games.
Last week, the girls won both of their games, including a 5-1 victory over Pleasure Ridge Park at home on Wednesday in a contest that SCHS Coach Charlie Traughber said wasn’t a thing of beauty.
“The positive thing that came out for the game was that we won ugly,” he said, explaining that execution was not great on the field, but that the girls found a way to get the ball in the net.
Spencer County took a 2-0 lead into the halftime break and were never really threatened in the game, but Traughber said his girls had some trouble against the PRP defense and they tried to make some adjustments at halftime.
He credited Hannah Jaggers and Shelby Lurie in the second half for controlling midfield and Jaggers added a couple of second half goals to seal the win.
On Friday night, the girls hosted Carroll County and came out more aggressive from the outset on the way to their second 10-0 shutout of the season.
“We dominated play from the beginning,” said Traughber, who said Carroll County was young and inexperienced but played hard. The lopsided game, which wended midway through the second half because of the mercy rule, also allowed him to get good playing time for many reserves.
“We were able to get a lot of players in the game with quality minutes and work on our possession and ball movement. It was a good game for us to experiment with some different lineups and see how some players responded in different positions,” he said.
Scoring goals for Spencer County on Friday night were: Madison Ratchford – 2, Libby Cox, Hannah Jaggers, Tori Palmer, McKenna Pfeiffer, Shelby Lurie, Taylor Brian and Sierra Arbuckle.