The Lady Mustangs of Lynchburg-Clay hosted the Lady Indians of Hillsboro on Wednesday night in a game that ended after 80 minutes in a 0-0 tie.
The Lady Mustangs threatened to score in the final seconds of the game when Peyton Scott, took a pass and headed it towards the goal. The ball hit the upper cross bar of the goal and ended up going over the goal.
“We knew coming in that tonight was going to be a tough match,” said Lady Indians coach Jeremy Ratcliff after the tie. “Both teams play with heart and play with intensity. It gets sloppy at times tactically, but you can’t fault the effort of either team tonight.
“Our entire defense played well tonight. A lot of times, those kids are the unsung heroes of the game. They aren’t always the kids scoring the goals and they don’t get all of the assists, but them, along with our keeper Carly Meyer, put in a monumental effort to shut that team out tonight. That’s a very good, talented team so I’m super pleased with the way the girls played tonight.”
“The ladies just played flat tonight,” said coach Dennis West of Lynchburg. “I think out of the 80 minutes tonight, only ten of them were played with any intensity and those were the final ten. I know we’re coming back from a week layoff because of the fair but we’re not going to use that as an excuse. The good and bad thing about our schedule coming up is that we have another week before we play again. We play McClain on next Wednesday night here on our home field. The bad thing about that is that we are going to have another week off. The good thing about that is, unlike fair week where we only had two practices, this next week we’ll have more time to work on some of the stuff we need to work on.”
Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer.