FPS staff report
August 31, 2009
|Carrollton's Bria Dietz kicks the ball during action from last Monday's win at Crestview.
After an impressive win on the road to open the 2009 season, the CHS girls soccer hit a road block.
The Lady Warriors traveled to Crestview to open the season against the Lady Rebels and left with an impressive 5-2 win. Assistant Coach Larry Devine was very pleased from what he saw from the Warriors. “They were very aggressive and looked good for not even having any preseason scrimmages.”
Junior Renee Davis scored the first goal of the game at the 30:53 mark of the first half. Less than four minutes later, Davis took an assist from teammate Chelsea McIntire and sent it past the goalkeeper for a second Warrior score.
Crestview’s Amanda Kissinger scored at the 20:43 mark of the first half to cut the Warriors’ lead to 2-1 at the half.
The Warriors played a very strong second half. McIntire, junior Bria Deitz, and freshman Emma Starre all added insurance goals. Sophomores Veronica Atkinson and Lauren Keefer had assists.
Freshman goalkeeper Alex Grunder held the net strong by recording 12 saves for the Warriors. Emily Corll snuck Crestview’s second goal past Grunder with 16 minutes remaining in the second half. Grunder did not let another shot get passed her, making the final score Carrollton 5, Crestview 2.
After that impressive outing, the Warriors hit a roadblock.
Thursday against first time opponent Beaver Local, the Warriors offense sputtered while the ladies from Beaver Local put on a strong performance. The Warriors returned home after being handed a 5-1 loss.
In their home opener Saturday, the Warriors faced Zanesville. It was the first time the Lady Blue Devils appeared on the regular season schedule, but it was not the first time the two teams met on the field. The two teams are familiar as they have met in sectional play at Tri Valley the past couple years.
The Lady Blue Devils jumped out to the early 1-0 lead, but the Warriors answered shortly thereafter when Junior Megan Perry headed a corner kick over the head of the goal and into the net.
Zanesville’s offensive push allowed them to score four more goals in the first half to lead 5-1 at the break. Grunder traded in her position as goalkeeper for a midfielder in the second half and scored a goal once along with Davis. Looman had an assist for the Warriors, making the final score 9-3.
The Warriors had seven shots on goal compared to 12 for Zanesville. Carrollton goalies recorded three saves and the Warriors had one corner kick.