9/27/2012 3:00:00 PM Lady Pacer soccer team having an outstanding season
The Switzerland County High School girls varsity soccer team celebrated Senior Night last Friday night with a 5-0 victory over Christian Academy. At halftime of the game, senior members of the Lady Pacers were honored. Shown here are, from left: manager Rachel Whitham, and captains Morgan Kimmel, Emily White, and Lensi Parham. The Lady Pacers wrap up their regular season at home tonight (Thursday) versus New Albany at 7 p.m. Photo by Rosemary Bovard.
The Switzerland County Lady Pacer varsity soccer team was back in action last Tuesday night when it traveled to Hanover to take on the Southwestern Lady Rebels.
The Lady Pacers got on the board with 22:41 left in the first half when Bre Ricketts scored off an assist by Emily White. After that goal the Lady Pacers did not let up offensively, as Emily White scored the team's second goal with 21:05 to go in the first period.
Emily Evans then made it a 3-0 game as she also scored to close out the first half.
The Lady Pacers' defense did not allow the Lady Rebels to get very close to the goal in the first half; as Bree Braun, Lauren Haskell, Samantha Christerson and Meagan Dasis continued their outstanding play.
In the second half, the Switzerland County midfield, led by Mercedes Parham and Morgan Kimmel, kept control of the ball and the game; and less than two minutes into the second half Bre Ricketts scored her second goal of the night, making it 4-0 in favor of Switzerland County.
Just a minute later, Emily White scored her second goal off a perfectly placed corner kick by Kacie Kimmel. Bre Ricketts and Mercedes Parham would each score mid-way through the second half to close out the scoring attack, as the game ended 7-0 in favor of Switzerland County.
On Thursday night, September 20th, the Lady Pacers played a home game against the Lady Dragons of Silver Creek.
The first half was largely controlled by the Lady Pacers. The defense of Meagan Dasis, Samantha Christerson, Bree Braun and Nicole Leap did a great job of keeping the ball away from the goal. Lauren Haskell was the Lady Pacers' goal keeper for the game, and did not get much of a workout.
The first half of the game was scoreless as the Pacers had several good looks at the goal, but couldn't connect on any of their shots.
In the second half Morgan Kimmel, Jade Mullins, Mercedes Parham and Kacie Kimmel passed the ball well in the midfield as again the Pacers maintained control of the game.
The ball bounced around in front of the Silver Creek goal and Emily White was able to find the back of the net, making it a 1-0 game with 24:28 left to play, and that would prove to be the winning goal.
The Lady Pacers are now 9-3-1 on the season.
Friday night was 'Senior Night' for the Lady Pacers soccer team as it hosted the Warriors of Christian Academy. Senior Captain Morgan Kimmel started off at the midfield position and Senior Captains, Lensi Parham and Emily White started off on the front line.
The game got off to a quick start when just over a minute into the game Bre Ricketts sent a pass to the middle and Emily White was there to put it in the goal. Then, with 31:48 left in the first half the roles were reversed and it was Emily White that sent a corner kick to the middle and Bre Ricketts was there to finish it.
Jade Mullins scored off a penalty kick that was taken at the 18-yard line; and Kacie Kimmel rounded out the scoring in the first half when she sent a long shot into the corner of the goal. The Pacer defense led by Meagan Dasis, Lauren Haskell, Samantha Christerson, Nicole Leap and Bree Braun, stood strong as they were able to keep the ball on the Pacers end for most of the first half.
The midfield kept up the pressure and played a huge role in controlling the game. Leading the midfield was Morgan Kimmel, Jade Mullins, Mercedes Parham and Kacie Kimmel. As the first period came to an end, the score was Lady Pacers 4, Christian Academy 0.
Halftime of the match was dedicated to the Senior members and their contributions to Switzerland County High School over the years, those recognized were: manager Rachel Whitham, and captains Morgan Kimmel, Lensi Parham and Emily White.
The second half was also controlled by the Lady Pacers, and Switzerland County scored again when Mercedes Parham cleared the ball to Emily White and she was able to get one more by the Warriors goalie, and the game ended 5-0 in favor of the Pacers.
Switzerland County will host New Albany tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. This will finish out the regular season for the Lady Pacers.
Correction: In the September 20th issue of Vevay Newspapers, in the girls varsity soccer article headlined, "Lady Pacers down Rising Sun, 1-0", there was an error.
In that game, Lauren Haskell played the goal keeper position and recorded key saves in being responsible for the shutout.