The Clinton Girls Soccer team made the short trip up Highway 421 on Tuesday evening to take on Midway. After a hard fought battle between the two teams, Clinton would leave Spivey’s Corner with a 4-1 victory.
The majority of the first half was scoreless as action went up and down the field, seemingly locked in a defensive struggle.
Clinton finally broke the tie with 4:50 left in the first half as Katey Yang found the back of the net for the 1-0 lead.
The Lady Dark Horses maintained that lead as the half came to an end.
In the second half, the game continued to be a defensive battle as neither team was able to muster up any scoring through much of the half.
Clinton, however, put together a quick spurt, netting three goals in the final sixteen minutes.
With 15:28 left, Zoey Harris notched Clinton’s second goal, increasing their lead to 2-0.
Clinton would make it 3-0 off the foot of Ashlyn Williams with 10:37 remaining.
Katey Yang would get Clinton’s final goal of the evening, and her second of the night, with 2:18 left
Midway denied Clinton of the shutout, however. With 2:18 remaining, Kasey McLamb sent a penalty kick into the net to reach the game’s final tally of 4-1.
After the game, Midway head coach Trey Apperson was pleased with his team’s effort. “I’m proud of the girls,” said the Lady Raider coach. “We played extremely hard for 80 minutes. We came together as a team tonight”.
Clinton head coach Jeff Smith was unavailable for comment following the game.
With the win, Clinton improves to 6-3 overall and 3-0 in the conference. They’re back in action on Thursday at Union at 6pm.
For Midway, they are now 5-3 overall and 1-2 in the conference. They’re quickly back in action, traveling to Wallace-Rose Hill on Wednesday for a 6 p.m. contest.
Reach Daron Barefoot at [email protected]