Lady Pacers continue march through incredible season with more shutouts
The state-ranked Switzerland County Lady Pacers kept its excellent season rolling during the past week — including a showdown with fellow state-ranked Oldenburg Academy.
Here’s a look at the week:
On Tuesday, September 13th, Switzerland County defeated Rising Sun by a final score of 3-0 in the Lady Pacers’ final home game of the season.
Prior to the game, senior Dakota Richards was honored for her career with the Lady Pacer squad.
Emma Parsons broke the scoring ice at the 14-minute mark with an assist by Halle Archer; and Courtney Higgins extended the lead to 2-0 at the 17-minute mark — again off of an assist by Archer.
The Lady Pacers recorded their third goal of the match at the 31-minute mark, when Claire Rogers found the back of the net, with Archer earning her third assist of the match.
Holding a 3-0 lead at the half, the Switzerland County defense held strong throughout the second half, cementing the shutout.
On Thursday, September 15th, the Lady Pacers traveled to Oldenburg to take on the Lady Twisters in a matchup of state-ranked teams.
Coming into the match, Oldenburg was ranked #4 in Class 1A; while Switzerland County was ranked #5 in Class 1A. The anticipation was at a fever pitch, and the game did not disappoint, as the teams battled to a 1-1 tie.
In an interesting twist, the state rankings as reported by MaxPreps as of Tuesday, September 20th, sees Switzerland County fall to #7 in Class 1A, but Oldenburg fell to #8.
After battling to a scoreless first half, Oldenburg got on the scoreboard first when they converted a penalty kick at the 49-minute mark.
The Lady Pacer didn’t lose focus, as Switzerland County came right back when Halle Archer scored at the 53-minute mark, and that’s how the game ended.
On Monday, September 19th, the Lady Pacers continued its road trip with a trip to Brookville, and returned with a 1-0 victory over Franklin County.
The Lady Pacers got all of the offense they needed early in the game, with Halle Archer finding the back of the net.
The Switzerland County defense continued its outstanding play, recording their ninth shutout of the season (in 11 games).
The team now hold an overall record of 10-0-1, and they are 7-0-0 in conference play.