Thursday, August 30, 2007
Marshall shuts out Lee, drops two
By BARRY BURLESON
The Marshall Academy soccer team turned in its best effort of the season Thursday at home, and the result was a big 3-0 win over Lee (Clarksdale).
“Our performance against Lee was solid all the way around,” said coach Catherine Mirante, whose team stands 2-4 overall. “The defense put up their first shutout of the season.”
She complimented the “great defensive performances” of Megan Isbell, Nealy Jones, Jessica Taylor, Hannah Cook, Ellen Gresham and Katie Paylor.
On the offensive end, Amanda Rhea scored two goals in the first half, and Kimberly Cunningham scored the Lady Patriots’ third goal late in the game.
“Offensively, we finally were able to capitalize on our scoring attempts,” Mirante said.
She said the most exciting thing about the team is its improvement every time it takes the field.
“Our communication is better, our positioning is better, and our overall skill level continues to improve,” Mirante said.
Also last week, the Lady Patriots lost a pair of games to two of their toughest opponents.
They fell 5-0 at Indianola Tuesday, Aug. 21, and then dropped a 7-1 decision to Class AAA Starkville Academy Saturday at home.
“We knew going into the season that Indianola was going to be some of our toughest competition,” Coach Mirante said. “Ironically, we came away from that game with a great deal more confidence than we had going in.
“Despite the loss, we probably played our best game of the season to that point, particularly our defense.”
In the loss to Starkville, Rhea had Marshall’s only score on a penalty kick.
The Lady Patriots go to Magnolia Heights Thursday for a 4 p.m. contest. Next Tuesday, Sept. 4, MA hosts Indianola at 5 p.m.
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