Lady Pacers earn two
big wins during week
The season is off and rolling for the Switzerland County Lady Pacer varsity soccer team, as the squad earned two big wins during the past week.
• The Switzerland County Lady Pacers traveled to South Ripley last Thursday night to take on the Lady Raiders with a wide range of injuries to key players on the Lady Pacer squad.
“Junior midfielder Sierra Mills and freshman Dakota Richards were both out with severely sprained ankles; while returning assist maker Kayley Jones has been nursing a bad arch,” Switzerland County head coach Tully Anderson said.
Coach Anderson said that the Lady Pacers once again relied on solid defensive performances from their back four and goalkeeper Deanna Voris to hold the Raiders scoreless.
The Lady Pacers failed for most of the game to generate any kind of an offensive threat as the Lady Raiders defense held Switzerland County scoreless through the first 76 minutes of play.
With just a little over six minutes left, Raylinn Kappis sent a corner kick to the six yard line and senior captain Matty Anderson went airborne in a crowd to get a head on it to send the ball in to the net for the only goal of the contest.
The Pacers improved to 1-1 on the season.
• The team then improved to 2-1 on the year with a 2-1 win over visiting Carroll County on a muddy and rainy Monday night.
The Lady Pacers scored first 19 minutes in with a goal by senior striker Matty Anderson; but Carroll County was able to even the score at 1-1 before the half.
The Lady Pacers scored again in the second half when Pacer senior defender Alli Bruce lobbed a free kick between two defenders to Anderson, who settled it and dribbled around the charging goalie for the winning goal.
With the win the team improved to 2-1 on the season and are even at 1-1 in the ORVC.
“Our midfield play was exceptional tonight and our defense has kept us in every game,” Coach Anderson said. “This was a game in which every player contributed to the win a total team effort.”