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September 17, 2013

H.S. SOCCER: Central handles Franklin County

RICHMOND — The Lady Indians haven’t had any problem  generating scoring opportunities in recent weeks.

But, they’ve had a hard time find the net.

Madison Central broke out of a bit of a scoring slump Monday at home against 11th Region rival Franklin County.

The Lady Indians (8-1-1) had 18 shots and scored twice in the second half on the way to a 3-0 win over the Lady Flyers. Abby Helwig, Anna Parsley and Leeanne Ogle scored for Central.

“For the amount of shots we had, we needed more (shots) on target,” Central coach Chris Dunham said. “Most of all, they need to be put away. When you are on a breakaway, you don’t need a lot of touches. Put it on the ground and put it away. We’ve just got to start putting ball away.”

In the Lady Indians’ previous three games, they had scored just three goals — a pair of 1-0 wins and a 5-1 loss to powerhouse West Jessamine.

Central had eight shots on goal in the first half against Franklin County, but Helwig’s goal with 15 minutes left before halftime was the only shot to find the net.

The Lady Indians continued to buzz the net in the second half.

Ogle had a couple of headers that forced the Franklin County keeper to make good saves and Maryssa Stewart pushed a shot wide on a breakaway.

With 22:28 left in the game, McKenze Stewart sent a cross from the left corner that found the foot of Parsley, who slipped a shot into the net.

With 13:50 left, Emily Willoughby had a breakaway goal called back on an offsides.

Ogle added her eighth goal of the season with 2:16 left in the game.

Dunham was happy to see his team’s offense get back on track, but he know they will need to play even better when the Lady Indians take on Madison Southern on Wednesday.

“We’ve got to put (good chances) away in that game,” Dunham said. “You can’t give Southern a chance to stick around. They are not afraid of us. They are strong and they are going to be ready.”

Junior Mayce Dennis had missed the first eight games of the season because of an injury. But, she made her first start Saturday against Boone County and posted another shutout against Franklin County.

“Two games in a row. Two shutouts. She’s doing pretty good,” Dunham said of Dennis.

The Lady Indians are set to take on Southern at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the turf field at Madison Central.

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