(April 16, 2013) » Chillicothe High School's soccer Lady Hornets couldn't deliver their fourth victory in four matches as they fell to state-ranked Maryville 11-1 Tuesday on Bob Fairchild Field in Chillicothe's new Jerry Litton Memorial Stadium, but it wasn't for a lack of trying, their coach noted.
"Despite the lopsided score, we put together some great scoring opportunities," said head coach Lance Harvey of the Lady Hornets (4-6).
One of those was converted into a goal which, at the time, narrowed the lead Maryville had taken with two goals within the 15th minute to 2-1 in the 18th minute.
The CHS goal was by Brooke Thomas, who pounced on a loose ball at the edge of the goalkeeper's box following a solid cross from the right side by Samantha Baldwin, who had harried a Maryville defender into a turnover.
Chillicothe's joy didn't last long as, a couple of minutes later, MHS again put together a 2-goals flurry in the space of about two minutes to go in front 4-1.
Thomas' tally – Thomas's second of the year and second in as many matches – was only the third allowed by "a very fast and talented Lady Spoofhounds team," Harvey noted.
According to the CHS coach, Maryville has outscored its opponents a combined 85-3.
"Offensively we had some chances and Miranda Mammen had an excellent game, but we just didn't have the speed to stay with them," observed Harvey.
The Lady Hornets' next match is due to be Friday at Kirksville at 5 p.m.