Breaking with tradition of close games, WHS blows out Lady Tide
Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2008 9:14 am
Westview needed a win to secure the second seed in District 14 A-AA. Whenever these two teams meet it is usually a close, physical contest. Even though the Lady Chargers had won earlier this season at home, 5-3, the history between these two teams when these teams meet at Trenton has usually involved a one-goal game.
That wouldn’t be the case on Thursday, as Westview dominated on the way to a 6-0 victory, sewing up second place in the district standings.
After some changes in the lineup to boost the team’s ability to control the field at both ends, the Lady Chargers came out and immediately took control of the game and never looked back. Westview got on the scoreboard early and often. The Lady Charger scoring started with a quick move from Amanda Crowe in the middle of the field before she put the ball just past the outreaching hands of the Peabody goalie. Then midway through the first half, Evelyn Daniel got on the board with a booming shot from the right midfield position crossing the ball to the opposite side of the goal to put the Lady Chargers up 2-0 at the half.
At halftime, Westview head coach Stan Vickers told the team, “Just keep up what you are doing. We are controlling both ends of the field and Trenton has made no real threat in the first half to score.”
In the first 40 minutes, the Lady Chargers took 22 shots, while WHS goalie Macy Vincent touched the ball only three times to preserve the shutout in the first half.
In the second half, the Lady Chargers came out with the same intensity and again took control while scoring four more goals before the final whistle. Back-to-back goals came from the Lady Chargers’ leading scorer, Melissa Johnson, who scored a beautiful shot from the outside and then took one right into the goal to put Westview ahead 4-0.
Midway through the second half, freshman Caitlin Campbell got the fifth Lady Charger goal as the ball got loose in front of the net. Then with about 20 minutes left in the second half, Shaylon Robb put the final goal on the board with a rocket shot from the right side from about 20 yards out into the back of the net to leave the final score 6-0.
In the second half WHS took 16 shots, and Vincent stopped the ball four times.
This win took the Lady Chargers’ record to 5-3 overall and 3-2 in the district.
Westview will be back in action on Tuesday against Gibson County’s Lady Pioneers in Dyer, and then at Jackson Christian School before returning home for a four-game homestand to finish the season.