Tigerettes blank Huntland

Friday, August 31, 2012
Marshall County's Emily Spence fires a shot on net in the first half against Huntland. Photos by Louis G. Scheuchenzuber

Mark Redferrin picked up his first win as the head soccer coach of the Marshall County Tigerettes on Tuesday, as his MCHS squad beat Huntland 3-0 in a rain shortened contest at home.

Having been shutout in their first two games of the season, the Tigerettes (1-2, 1-1 District) scored three times in the span of 12 minutes to take a 3-0 lead midway through the first half. The game was called at halftime due to heavy rains with Marshall County being awarded the victory.

"I'm super excited for our girls because they've worked hard in the offseason and it finally paid off with a win," said Redferrin. "From a confidence standpoint, we really needed this."

Marshall County's Abbey Redferrin dribbles around a Huntland defender in the first half.

After struggling offensively in their first two contests, Marshall County was able to put heavier pressure on Huntland's net and outshot the Lady Hornets 11-5 overall.

"It's really important for us to get better at the things that we're working at. We changed our formation and this was the first time that we used it in a game," said Redferrin.

Junior striker Emily Spence had a hand in all three Tigerette goals as she scored twice and recorded an assist. Abbey Cross also tallied a goal for MCHS and Abbey Redferrin dished out an assist.

Spence and Cross each attempted four shots for Marshall County as well, while Clara Wilson and Sophie Raffo took two and one shot respectively.

In net, Tigerette goaltender Yesenia Equia recorded two saves en route to recording the shutout.

Marshall County grabbed a 1-0 lead nine minutes into the contest when Spence intercepted a goal kick in the middle of the field and fired a low, skidding shot into the left corner of the net from 12 yards out.

Equia then made a diving save on a close range shot by the Lady Hornets in the 13th minute before the Tigerettes opened up a 2-0 advantage in the 20th minute thanks to a goal by Cross. After Huntland's goalie blocked a line drive shot shot by Spence, Cross ran up and kicked in the rebound from point blank range.

In the 21st minute, Spence pushed Marshall County's lead to 3-0 when she lined a shot into the back of the net from 15 yards out after receiving a nice pass from Redferrin in the middle of the field.