Keystone girls soccer advances
Published: Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 30, 2009 at 12:16 a.m.
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS — The Keystone Heights Indians defeated the Umatilla Bulldogs 2-1 on Thursday night in Region 2-3A quarterfinal round of the girls’ state soccer playoffs.
After a scoreless first half, Umatilla broke the tie when Keystone Heights accidently score a goal for the Bulldogs.
Just four minutes into the second half, a mass of bodies cluttered the penalty box when Umatilla’s Kadin Cagle got off a shot which bounced off Keystone’s Erica Bogle and into the back of the net.
The Indians responded 13 minutes later when Noel Crane unloaded a shot from 35 yards out which struck the crossbar and ricocheted back to the Indians Katie McCollum who was following the shot up. McCollum then drilled the ball into the back of the net, evening the score.
Only two minutes later the Indian’s Madison Colaw received a pass from McCollum, and she broke free inside the penalty box. From point blank range, she slipped the ball past the Umatilla goalkeeper, putting the Indians up 2-1.
This second goal brought increased momentum to the Keystone team, and they shut out Umatilla for the next 22 minutes.
Throughout the game, Keystone maintained pressure on their opposition’s goal. They recorded 16 shots on goal.
“We just played hard,” said David McCollum, Keystone Heights head coach. “It was a tight match; we put in more than they did and that’s basically the way the game was.”
Keystone Heights plays Ocala Trinity Catholic in the Region 2-3A semifinal match on Tuesday.
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