CONVOY — Both Jefferson and Crestview have girls soccer teams have had struggles with a lack of numbers this fall.
The two Northwest Conference foes met up Thursday night at Crestview High School and the visiting Wildcats pitched a shutout, beating the Lady Knights 3-0.
The Lady Wildcats (4-8-0, 2-2-0 NWC) dominated the shooting 26-11, 24-7 on-goal.
Senior Crestview (2-7-2, 1-3-0 NWC) keeper Darcci Swager nabbed 17 saves versus five for Lady Wildcat senior Paige Miller.
“This was our best match by far this year; it was our most complete match. We were passing and shooting well because we were looking up when we did it,” Jefferson coach Josiah Stober noted. “We moved the ball from side to side as well as we have all year. These are the things we’ve been working on all season and you can see the improvement today.”
Crestview coach Melissa Mefferd sees a team that has run out of gas this week.
“We only had 16 girls to begin with and we have had some injuries and sickness this week. We’re worn down right this week,” Mefferd began. “We didn’t have a lot of energy today; we didn’t have it today. These girls have played a lot minutes over the season and it’s taken a toll.”
With the wind in the first half, the Wildcats took advantage in pressing their attack forward. They dominated most of the proceedings in the offensive end and had numerous chances to get on the board.
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