Corydon holds Trinity girls soccer scoreless


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Corydon Central’s girls soccer team held Trinity Lutheran without a shot attempt in the first half, then scored three times in the second half for a 4-0 win on the Cougars’ field Saturday morning.

The Panthers (7-0) scored the only goal they needed when Bella Gerlach recovered a loose ball in front of the goal and put it past Samantha Enzinger at 13:48 of the first half. Corydon attempted seven shots before Gerlach scored as the visitors outshot the Cougars 18-0 in the first half.

“We had a couple opportunities to take shots and we just didn’t get them off in the first half,” Trinity coach Thom Hayes said. “I thought we were doing OK with the aggressive side of things, except that we just needed to react a little quicker.

“We were a little slow at reacting in the first half, as we were at the end of the game. I think they earned the first two goals, then we were gassed. They made good plays but we were not in position.”

Avery Branham doubled Corydon’s lead to 2-0 at the 15:36-mark of the second half before Ava Weber scored, and Branham added her second goal in the final 11:45.

Trinity was without senior forward Sarah Lemming and Hayes said her absence affected the team.

“I changed our lineup. Sarah wasn’t here so I tried playing with one forward. That was new to the team. I don’t think they quite got it figured out which is why we had trouble scoring.”

The Cougars attempted seven shots in the second half with the first attempt coming at 32:50. Kailene Cockerham had an attempt from straight on outside the box, but her kick sailed over the net. The Cougars had their first corner kick at 17:50 but the Panthers knocked the ball away.

Corydon attempted 18 shots in the second half, and Enzinger had 22 saves for the match.

Hayes said with the way the wind was blowing across the field, he thought his team would have had more shot attempts from the left side, but the Panthers did a good job of preventing that.

“Corydon did a good job of possessing, and keeping the ball out of the air, which helped their attack,” Hayes said.

The Cougars (2-5) will travel to Scottsburg at 6 p.m. clock today.

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