Boys Soccer: Panthers stumble vs. Paris

By LINDA YOUNKIN/lyounkin@state-journal.com Published:

Frankfort High’s boys soccer team had the shots but not the goals, and it was Paris that came away with a 4-2 win Wednesday night at Sower Soccer Field.

“If we had hit our shots,” FHS coach Sherrill Smith said. “I felt like we played hard but we missed a lot of opportunities.

“We had an open net and one shot hit the top crossbar and the other went over the goal, and that was all in the same series.”

Paris (9-8-3) struck first on a goal by Kullen Fryer with 29:22 left in the first half. The Greyhounds extended their lead to 2-0 when Halen Stamper scored at the 6:54 mark.

Just two minutes later James Murphy got the Panthers’ first goal off an assist from Allen Redmon.

The score stayed 2-1 at halftime.

Paris went ahead 3-1 early in the second half on a goal by Michael Frye, and with 28:58 left in the game Blanton Park scored to give the Greyhounds a 4-1 advantage.

Murphy scored the last goal of the game on a free kick that curved around Paris goalkeeper Trenton Clark and landed in the top right corner of the net.

Murphy has scored 99 goals in his high school career.

Both teams had 14 shots, and FHS goalkeeper Bailey Spade had five saves. Clark had three saves, and Nick Pridemore had three assists for the Greyhounds.

“We just didn’t finish,” Smith said. “I thought the kids played really well.”

The Panthers will celebrate Senior Night tonight in a match against Henry County at 7 at Sower Soccer Field.

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