Prep Roundup: Lady Cards get win on Senior Night
George Rogers Clark freshman Brooke Abner controls the ball in the Lady Cardinals' 4-2 win over Boone County Saturday at the Cardinal Soccer Complex. Abner scored two first-half goals to spark Clark. (Sun photo by Bill Thiry / October 1, 2012)
The Lady Cardinals paid tribute to seniors Cathryn Banker, Chassidy Keeton, Cora Kerber and Hayley Thornberry before the contest.
“They are a very diverse group each with their own strengths and contributions to our team,” Clark coach Jessica Laswell said. “They also had some pretty big shoes to fill after such a large class last year and made the transition effortlessly. They have been a pleasure to coach, I can't believe the season's almost already over.”
Thornberry scored one of the team’s four goals and assisted on a score by Courtney White at 52:02. Thornberry connected on her score at the 47:41 mark of the second half.
Clark’s Brooke Abner provided an early spark for the hosts, scoring two goals in the first half. Abner, a freshman, gave the Lady Cardinals a 1-0 lead with her goal at 2:26, then followed with another goal at the 4:48 mark.
The contest proved to be a physical matchup, with a total of 10 fouls called, including two yellow cards and a pair of red cards issued. The Lady Cards limited the guests to just three shots on goal, with Banker collecting one save.
“I thought we played very tough against a physical team,” Laswell said. “We really showed we could get after it and never let down. Hopefully we can take this fight into district. It was a good win for senior night.”
Skylar Lempkul scored for the Lady Rebels at 37:16 and Paige Mersmann connected on a goal at 51:50.
The junior varsity teams played to a 0-0 tie in the first game of a doubleheader.
Next game: Tonight, 7:30 p.m. at Woodford County.
Clark splits two games
The George Rogers Clark volleyball team split a pair of games Saturday morning at Norton Gymnasium.
The Lady Cardinals lost to South Laurel 17-25, 25-20 and 15-13.
“We came out and played the first set so strong — probably our best of the year,” Clark coach Robyn¿Curry said. “We never gave up, but we just had some mental errors and they didn’t.”
Clark defeated Mason County 25-15 and 25-13.
The junior varsity teams defeated South Laurel and Mason County.
“I was pleased with the JV¿squad,” Curry said. “They came out, dominated and played well as a team. Our future looks bright.”
The Lady Cards will host Estill¿County in their annual dig pink rally, a benefit to raise money against breast cancer. A raffle is planned, along with guest speakers.