The Richmond Register

Sports

October 11, 2013

H.S. SOCCER: Lady Patriots snap skid, top Somerset 3-0, Patriots down GRC 2-0

RICHMOND — After watching his team struggled the past few weeks, Model coach Michael Bailey decided to shake things up prior to Thursday’s regular-season against Somerset in Richmond.

“We made some changes. We benched some starters,” Bailey said. “I think we were getting complacent. It wasn’t about their skills or their abilities or anything like that. I just thought if we made some changes, we would get a little more energy. And we did.”

The changes worked.

The Lady Patriots (6-11-2) got a pair of goals from Brooke Roberts and a score from Natasha Harrison and rolled to a 3-0 win.

The victory snapped a five-game winless streak.

Ruby Smith also had two assists for Model and Hayley Hunt earn the shutout in goal.

“If I had 14 gameballs tonight, I could have given out 14 gameballs,” Bailey said. “I think the energy level was awesome. I can’t think of any player who didn’t have a great game.”

Roberts gave Model a 1-0 lead with 28:30 left in the first half on an assist by Rachel Short.

The Briar Jumpers had several chances to pull even before the half, but Hunt made the lead stand up.

Bailey went with his regular lineup at the start of the second half and the Lady Patriots dominated possession most of the rest of the way.

Roberts scored off an assist from Smith just nine minutes into the second half, then Harrison scored off a corner from Smith with 17:14 left in the game.

“They brought a new energy,” Bailey said of starters in the second half. “They were a little more into it. I think it was a wake-up call.”

Model is set to open 44th District Tournament play Monday against Madison Southern at 8 p.m. at Madison Southern.

Model 2, Clark County 0

The Patriots wrapped up the regular season with a 2-0 win Thursday at Clark County.

The win was the seventh-straight for Model (15-1). During that streak, the Patriots have out-scored their opponents, 62-1.

Andrew Wylie scored for the Patriots 23 minutes into the game and Noah Valencia scored will 11 minutes left in the game on an assist from Marlowe Smith.

Wylie now has 46 goals on the season.

Levi Agee earned the shutout victory in goal.

Model will take on Berea Tuesday at Madison Southern in the opening round of the 44th District Tournament.

1
Text Only
Sports
AP Video
Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

What county fair attraction do you like most?

Amusement rides
Beauty pageants
Flora Hall craft exhibits
Horse shows
Livestock, poultry shows
Truck, tractor pulls
Mud, dirt races
Gospel sing
I like them all
     View Results