By Richard Fairman
The MCHS Ladywave soccer team have had an up and down season, being unable to put a pair of wins, or losses for that matter, together in a row. They either lose in a close match, or dominate their opponent, pretty much like they did in their game against the Grayson County Lady Cougars on Oct 5. This game was scheduled for earlier this season, but due to COVID-19 it was moved. Grayson County is also struggling this season, so coming to play against Meade was something they could not have been looking forward to.
At the start of the game, Meade had no problem moving the ball up the field through Grayson County’s defense, and in less than two minutes into the game, Meade County’s Matti Clanton tested the Lady Cougar’s keeper, scoring Meade’s first goal of the game. This would kick off a scoring trend by Meade that would not stop throughout the first half of the game. While Meade’s offense was scoring, its defense never allowed Grayson County to bring the ball past midfield during the entire first half of the game.
“I really like the way we moved the ball around tonight. I thought we put the ball in the right spot and right places at the right time,” Head Coach David Craycroft said of the team’s first half play. “I thought our backs were really playing with confidence tonight, which allowed them to bring the ball forward. We did stick to one side a little bit, but once we began swinging the ball, we were able to get it into our attackers. Overall, I thought they played very well.”
Meade would finish the first half scoring seven goals and wrap up the game midway through the second half by scoring the last three, to reach the 10-goal rule and close out the game. Meade only has two games remaining in the regular season, and they will be tough ones. They take on an undefeated Elizabethtown powerhouse, and finish off with a trip to Owensboro to take on Owensboro Catholic.