Soccer Fillies lose weather-shortened game, best Western Hills 2-1 Monday

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Senior Night and Cancer Awareness Night Wednesday at LeBus Field

By Mike Aldridge

The Harrison County Fillies soccer team improved its record to 8-4-4 Monday night with a victory over a very physical Western Hills squad.  
The Lady Wolverines played like their mascot as they aggressively pursued each lose ball. The game was a tale of two halves as all goals were scored in the first half when the Fillies kept constant pressure on the Western Hills goal keeper.  
The second half was scoreless, but Fillies goal keeper Chelsea Ingram was under siege for the majority of the period.  One of the keys to the Harrison County victory was Ingram’s save on a strangely awarded penalty kick with 23:14 left in the contest.  
In the opening 40 minutes, the Western Hills girls scored early to take a 1-nil lead which held up until Amelia Bolin’s goal with 20 minutes left in the period tied it at 1-1. The Fillies’ winning goal came with 6:57 left in the half when Hannah Thomas took a pass from Taylor Fry and drove it into the back of the net for what turned out to be the game winner.  
The loss dropped Western Hills to 4-6-4 for the year.  
“We played hard but our passing especially in the middle wasn’t as crisp and accurate as it needs to be,” noted Coach Kim Jenkins following the game. “We need to work on that but overall I believe we continue to improve.”
The Fillies were coming off a weather-shortened loss Wednesday when they lost a 35-minute game to Madison Central 2-0. Lightning stopped the game and after a delay the coaches decided that the weather was not going to allow the game to be completed.
Wednesday night at LeBus Field two extra events will be part of the scheduled game with the Lady Cats of Pendleton County.  Seniors Johnna Marshall and Randi Schweitzer will be honored on this night in Senior Night festivities. The evening has also been designated Cancer Awareness Game, which will have the teams both in pink to focus on the fight against the deadliest killer.  
Pendleton County (7-10-1) is a district opponent and Coach Jenkins hopes to have her charges focused on the importance of the game.