Schmidt’s penalty kick is all it took




RICH FAIRMAN

Sports Reporter


The Meade County High School Greenwave Soccer team ended their three-game skid with a home win over the Nelson County Cardinals on September 16, by a score of 1-0. Coming into the game, Meade was looking for answers after their third straight loss, and they might have found it after today.


“I thought we moved the ball well tonight”, head coach Matt Pollock said of his team’s play, “We moved it left and right, kept them off balance, and we attacked like that. We need to do more of. We did a lot of good things this evening”.


Both teams matched up well, and it showed on the field as neither one was able to get any momentum once they got near the box. Both defenses stepped up their game play, which allowed them to clear the ball before a quality or accurate shot could be taken at either goal.


“That’s the kind of team that teams don’t match up really well with. Pretty physical team, strong in the back that can cover a lot of stuff. We got in real close a couple of times and just need to execute better. We seem to want to go for that homerun, and it just wasn’t going to happen tonight against this team,” Pollock said of the teams’ offensive attacks. “Once we started getting the ball down into the corners, we were able to cause some chaos, which gave us opportunities.”


Meade’s lone goal came after senior Brycen Schmidt was pulled down inside the box. Schmidt was awarded a penalty kick, which he deposited in the back of the goal, beating the Nelson County goalkeeper, and giving Meade the lead.


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