Lady Warriors enter sectional play after a 6-1 run
#15 PCHS (7-7-1)....................3
The Lady Warriors matched the boys season high shots-on-goal effort on the muddy Petersburg field on October 13 with 34 shots.
Sam Walton led the way with 10 shots, and senior captain Erin White fired eight, followed by Olivia Workman with six. The other 10 shots were from: Heather Pritt - 4, Claire Mosesso - 3 and Amy Bennett -3.
The highest girls shot total prior to this last regular season match explosion was last week's match versus Nicholas County when 18 shots were fired, an increase of 16 attempts. PCHS would only score three times, maybe due to poor field conditions. The only score of the first half at 28:15 was a Walton goal with an assist from Workman for the 1-0 half-time lead. Walton would go solo early in the second half for her second goal (35:28).
The 3-0 PCHS shutout would be complete when White, on her eighth and last shot, scored with 5:55 left in the match.
Goalie Lorena Rose had two keeper saves. PCHS led in corner kicks 2-1, direct kicks 3-2 and indirect kicks 1-0. The Lady Warriors go into sectional play with their win-loss record at (7-7-1). The Lady Warriors had one win in their first eight matches and six wins in their last seven matches for a great turn-around. Their only two shut-out losses were vs current #1 Class AA Sissonville 0-5 and then #11 Class AAA Greenbrier East 0-4. Four losses were by one point margins and one by two-points. This was supposed to be a rebuilding year with heavy graduation losses and the loss of their senior goalie to football, not to mention the loss of all-state senior and captain Lyndsey Barlow to a major knee injury. It now appears that this team could easily go far into the post season after playing tough with eight ranked Class A/AA teams plus Greenbrier East in Class AAA.
The Lady Warriors started the season ranked at #19 and improved to #15. The 2010 PCHS Girls were ranked #6 in the first ranking and dropped to #9 by sectionals.
The Lady Warriors lost Monday night in the first game of sectionals. Details in next week's paper.