Wind, OC can’t deny Lady Chargers
Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 12:03 pm
By RANDY CAVIN
Special to The Press
The cold wind and steady rain did not stop the Westview Lady Chargers in their quest for a berth in the state playoffs Tuesday night against Obion Central in the Region 7A-AA quarterfinals game.
Kayla Guthrie did not let the rain and cold wind slow her down as she scored the hat trick in Westview’s 3-1 win over the Lady Rebels.
The Lady Chargers took full advantage in the first period with the wind at their backs getting seven shots on goal while holding the Lady Rebels to only two shots on goal.
Guthrie had 11 shots on goal for the Lady Chargers. She scored her first goal with 34 minutes left in the first period and her second goal with 25:10 with an assist from Emily Plunk. She got her hat trick at the 12:02 mark in the second period with an assist by Milissa Kimsey.
The Lady Rebels scored their only goal of the game with 25 minutes left in the second period when Kelsey Jackson found the back of the net.
The Lady Chargers had 10 shots on goal in the second period, even with a strong north wind working against them.
For the game, Westview had 18 shots on goal. Shelby Donavant and Plunk each had three shots on goal and Kelsey Hauhe had one. Makenzie Vincent had five saves in goal.
The one goal scored by Obion Central was only the sixth goal Westview has allowed in 17 games this season.
“I am proud of the girls the way they played, considering the weather conditions. We had to capitalize when we had the wind at our back and we got two quick ones. I knew that was not going to be enough,” head coach Matt Couples said. “Obion Central played really well. We had only allowed five goals this season and they scored the sixth one.
“The third goal was a big insurance goal for us. Kayla Guthrie has scored a lot of goals for us this season, and that one was a big one. She is clutch for us.”
Westview will now play South Fulton today in a semifinal match at home with game time set for 5 p.m. South Fulton beat No. 2-seeded Covington Tuesday night in a quarterfinal match. Published in The WCP 10.20.11