By Angie Bland
The Dodge County Indians are on the right track this year for region playoffs. The Lady Indians took a hard loss to Thomson on Friday night, but that doesn’t diminish their hopes of coming out on top. With some extra hustling and the innate desire to outperform the others, they can still rise to the challenge. It will be tough, but definitely not impossible.
The girls had a lot of time spent on defense Friday night. After 20 minutes into the game, Brooke Best came out of goalie to run the middle of the field and stir up some support for the Lady Indians. Sydney McRee went in as goalie and held her own. She is proving to be a valuable asset to the Lady Indians and has a future with them for sure. Caitlyn Smith was doing a great job on the field but with a sore ankle it makes it hard to track down your opponent, so she eventually came out of the game.
Our offense didn’t get much time in the first half of the game. Dodge had 11 shots at goal and Thomson had six. At the end of the game, we had 18 shots to their 18. With two minutes left to go in the game, Thomson had a five to zero lead over the Lady Indians, however, they didn’t just lay down and die, the Indians kept fighting. Aja Murray from out of nowhere, got the ball to drop into the goal, pretty as you please. They turned right around and did it again. Taylor Hall, from 60 yards out, put that famous kicking leg into action and launched a pass that just got touched by Haley Holloway landing it in the goal. Our girls sometimes get down, but they never give up.
Sydney McRee punts the ball after making a save at the goalie position during the girl’s soccer game. (Photo by Jennifer Peacock Underwood)
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