Lady Horns Out Shoot Snowflake 1-0

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The Lady Longhorns overcame nagging injuries to whip the East Rival Snowflake Lobos 1-0.

In the clash contested Sept. 2 at Rumsey Park, Michelle Wing scored the winning goal on a penalty kick and the six players who were injured three days earlier in a 1-1 tie against Blue Ridge turned in stellar efforts.

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The Lady Longhorn soccer team opened the season with a 1-1 tie against Blue Ridge. Four days later, the Lady Horns whipped Snowflake 1-0.

"We were much improved from (Blue Ridge) game," coach Joe Schmidt said. "We had good midfield passing and the defense allowed only three shots on goal the entire game."

The win over Snowflake was especially significant in that the Lobos had beaten, 2-0, a very strong St. Johns team three days earlier.

In the Blue Ridge clash, the Lady Horns scored in the third minute on a 15-yard shot by Wing.

The Yellow Jackets tied the game with a score of their own early in the second half.

With the dead knotted score, the two teams played two scoreless overtime periods sending the game into the record books as a tie.

"Both teams were evenly matched in quickness and aggressiveness to the ball," Schmidt said. "We had an edge in conditioning during the second half beating tired defenders repeatedly but failing to score.

"Blue Ridge did a good job of passing and controlling the ball."

The Jackets also dominated the game offensively out shooting Payson 20-6.

Schmidt credited the defensive back line of Shanna Coleman, Alexia Robles and Danielle Dillon for making sure BR's shots were from poor angles and usually taken off-balance.

Goalkeeper Tamara Crabdree also drew praise for her last line of defense.

"The back line and our goalie saved our bacon," Schmidt said.

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