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Georgetown soccer upends Western Brown with late goal

Western Brown had every chance imaginable to put away their soccer game against the Georgetown G-Men Tuesday night.

The team had 30 shots and dominated the time of possession, spending the better part of the second half at their end of the pitch.

But neither time of possession or total shots determines the winner. The scoreboard does, and Western Brown found themselves on the wrong side of that stat against the G-Men.

The game was scoreless until just 5:22 remained on the scoreboard. Western Brown had just taken a corner kick and had a lot of players forward. Georgetown gained control of the ball and, thanks to some timely passes and the speed of sophomore striker Logan Doss, put the game-winning goal on the board.

Broncos head coach Kyle Fender credited Doss for his effort on the game-winning play.

“A lot of things went wrong on that goal,” Fender said. “You have to give credit to the kid that scored [Doss]. It was a great individual effort. They wanted it on that play more than we did.”

Georgetown head coach Cory Cahall said his team played to the situation, stepping up when they needed to the most.

“Our guys realized the situation and they stepped up,” Cahall said. “We’ve got a young crew, they just dug down and never quit playing all the way to the end. We made the most of the opportunities we got and we were able to put one in the net and that’s all it took.”

Fender also credited the Georgetown game plan, which managed to keep the Broncos off the board despite their offensive barrage.

“We took 30 shots and couldn’t find the net, so that’s a credit to their defense,” Fender said. “They played a great scheme. They had a couple extra defenders that took away the middle and we weren’t able to find the holes that we normally find. Kudos to them for a great game plan.”

Cahall gave credit to his defense, which consisted mainly of freshman.

“They had a strong front line,” Cahall said. “We’ve got a young defense, we play four freshman back there. They played bigger than freshman. I’m very proud of the way they played. They held their own, we battled. It was a physical game. All it takes is one to win and we got it.”

Fender was not happy with his team’s effort in the game and let them know exactly how he felt after the game.

“The effort has to be better,” Fender said. “We know we have a good level of skill. We know we have good players but the effort level was not there tonight. It has to be better.”

The effort level was much higher in the girls’ varsity game that followed.

Western Brown enjoyed success on free kicks all night long, turning a corner kick in the 23rd minute of the first half into the game’s first goal.

Sierra Steppeler assisted on the goal, which came off the foot of Mackenzie Young. The lead was short-lived, however. The Lady Broncos committed a penalty in the box just four minutes later, and Cheyenne Dunseith converted the ensuing penalty kick to tie the game at one.

In the eighth minute of the second half, Autumn Boothby converted a penalty kick for the Broncos, giving Western Brown a 2-1 lead. Less than 10 minutes later, the Lady Broncos struck again on a corner, with Alanis Daugherty putting a ball into the box that Alexa Harris was able to put past the Georgetown keeper for the team’s third goal. They would win the game by a final of 3-1.

The win improves Western Brown’s record to 7-2-1 on the season, 3-2 in the Southern Buckeye Conference. The team trails Amelia by a half-game in the league standings and unbeaten New Richmond by two games.

Lady Bronco head coach Dan Silvis said his team’s passing prowess led to their victory.

“I think we passed the ball well tonight,” Silvis said. “We’ve been working on that all season long. I’m trying to get that through their heads: that’s how you win. You posses the ball and you pass it well.”

One thing the Lady Broncos have not necessarily been working on all season long are the set pieces, like the free kicks and corner kicks. The team seemed to run them to perfection against Georgetown.

“We used to practice those a lot,” Silvis said. “We haven’t the last few weeks. We give up a lot of free kicks too, we’ve had six goals scored us on free kicks. Four on outside penalties and two on penalty kicks, so it works both ways I guess.”

Lady G-Men head coach Ashley Silvis-Corbin said her team knew what they would have to do before the game started.

“They were a more experienced team,” Silvis-Corbin said. “They have more players that play soccer year-round. We went in knowing we’d have to work harder and I think the we did that.”

Silvis-Corbin also said that fatigue could have been a factor in the team’s performance, but even if they were tired they played well.

“It’s hard, I really do think that we played well and tried hard,” Silvis-Corbin said. “We had a game yesterday and I have a small team so I know they were tired. We just worked hard, and there’s nothing else we can do.”

The victory over Georgetown may give the players bragging rights, but don’t expect Dan Silvis to hold the victory over daughter Ashley. He jokingly said after the game there’s incentive for him to not rub the victory in too much.

“We do, although I don’t brag too much though because she’ll get mad and hit me,” Silvis said.

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Lady Broncos pull away for 3-1 win

By Garth Shanklin

gshanklin@civitasmedia.com

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