Sept. 18, 2012 — Nine straight.
This is the number of games the Rowan County Lady Vikings girls soccer team have now gone without a loss.
Last Thursday, the Lady Vikings completed its ninth win with a 4-0 shellacking of Montgomery County on its home turf.
Rowan County Head Coach Randy Wallace said he was most pleased with his team’s defensive effort on the tenacious Lady Indians squad.
“Our defense was terrific tonight,” Wallace said. “We won the 50/50 battles consistently all night and they only allowed two or three shots on goal. It was a good night for us defensively, that’s for sure.”
As expected, solid defense led to offensive opportunities for Rowan County.
The Lady Vikings took advantage of a high number of shots, with senior Haley DeVaney leading the way for the girls in green, posting two points in the win.
DeVaney was not alone in the goal department, as Ally Hackney and Bailee Pennington each delivered a goal apiece on the night. Hackney also continued to be a distributor of the wealth for the big green, posting two assists in the win.
Wallace said offensively the key to his team’s victory was in ball control.
“Offensively we controlled the ball most of the game,” Wallace said. “We had some of the best passing we have had all season and a big part of having consistency on the offensive end lies within how well you pass. If we pass like that, I have a good feeling we can keep on winning.”
Rowan County looked to continue its winning ways last night when it took on Paris at home after press time.
There will be more on this game in Friday’s edition of The Morehead News.
Grant Stevens can be reached at email@example.com or by telephone at 784-4116.