|Lady Wildcats shut out Mustangs in soccer|
|Tuesday, October 08, 2013 12:00 AM|
By JIM METCALFE
FORT JENNINGS — Jefferson’s girls soccer crew had its backup goalkeeper in and a normal forward playing defense versus Northwest Conference foe Allen East Monday afternoon at Keith Hamel Memorial Field in Fort Jennings.
They also only had two subs off the bench.
They Lady Wildcats played an inspired contest, grabbing a 2-0 victory.
Freshman Makaya Dunning made 14 saves in her starting debut in goal (19 shots), while sophomore Logan Hamilton moved to the back line from her normal forward spot to lend a hand.
After a scoreless first half, the Wildcats (6-7-2, 3-0-1 NWC) broke the tie at 19:59 on a connection from junior Adrie Miller to classmate Kaylee Haehn for a 16-yarder past Lady Mustang (8-4-4, 4-1-0) senior goalkeeper Kyra Plaugher (4 saves vs. 7 shots).
They added a crucial insurance tally at 2:18 off an unassisted 19-yarder by Haehn.
Jefferson visits Bluffton at 7 p.m. Thursday in hopes of winning the NWC title outright.
Allen East ended its regular season and will play Bluffton Oct. 15 in the first round of the tournament.
(Longer article in Wednesday’s paper).