Lady Pacer soccer prepares for sectional

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The Switzerland County Lady Pacers wrapped up their regular season during the past week; and after one of the most successful soccer seasons in school history, the Lady Pacers now prepare to enter tournament play against Rising Sun on Tuesday, October 13th, at Batesville.

– Last Thursday, Switzerland County traveled to New Albany, and after a hard-fought first half against the undefeated and state-ranked Lady Bulldogs, the Lady Pacers fell by a 6-0 score.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game, but we wanted to see how tough the girls could be,” head coach Roy Leap said.

The first half ended with New Albany leading by a score of 1-0, and Coach Leap said that he was very impressed with how his team stepped up to the level of play.

“New Albany has a very fast and hard running style of play,” he said. “I can see why they are ranked high in the state.”

The Lady Pacers were holding their own through the second half of the game. A couple of more goals were scored by New Albany.

Switzerland County thought it had gotten on the scoreboard in the second half, but it was taken away on an off-sides call.

The Lady Pacers, after battling throughout the game, ran out of steam in the final minutes, allowing three goals to close out the contest.

The final score was 6-0.

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Switzerland County headed to Charlestown this past Saturday for more soccer action.

The game quickly got under way as freshman Lady Pacer Emily White was able to score in the first few minutes of the game. Two more goals for Switzerland County then came before the half, as seniors Chelsea Lay and Alyssa Leap converted opportunities.

At the end of the first half the Lady Pacers were leading by a 3-0 count.

The Lady Pacers also dominated the second half, with two more goals scored by Emily White and one goal by senior Maggie Armstrong.

“The girls looked good out on the field today,” Coach Leap said. “We were making the right passes and everything was clicking. The defense was strong, as usual.

The game with Switzerland County on top by a final score of 6-0. The win was the third shutout for the season for the lady Pacers; and brings their season record to 10 wins, 4 losses, and 1 tie.