Shelby Co. cruises past Lady Panthers

Head coach likes what he’s seeing from team despite 0-3 record in tourney

By John Minor Published:

Continual improvement is the focus of the Frankfort’s girls soccer team.
And although the Lady Panthers finished the Rotary Capital City Classsic 0-3, head coach Daniel Rogers liked what he saw from his team in a 6-1 defeat to Shelby County Saturday.
“Even though it is a loss it is still encouraging just to see the improvements we are making,” Rogers said. “I think we had 65 minutes of great, hard soccer. I don’t think 6-1 was indicative of the way we played. We played a much better game than the last two nights.”
Lady Rockets Karla Villa and Cali Mills scored to give Shelby County an early 2-0 lead.
Frankfort got on the scoreboard when Ellen Williams assisted Maggie Smith for a score.
The Lady Panthers had other scoring opportunities in the first half, including shots that hit the post, but were unable to convert and the Lady Rockets took a 2-1 lead into halftime.
“We had some great looks at the goal, we just couldn’t put them in,” Rogers said. “We had more looks at the goal this game than the last two and I think we earned them.
 “We’re working the ball around more and we’re working on building the attack up from the back. The conversions on the shots will come the more shots we take.”
Shelby County scored four more goals, all by Mills, in the second half.
Rogers said he thought goalie Serena Frye had a well-played game.
“Serena did a great job coming out of the goal tonight,” Rogers said. “The plan is to have her come out and use her feet. A couple times she played the ball up, we turned had a couple of touches, and got an attack out of it.”
Frankfort (0-3) will face Lexington Christian Academy in the All “A” Classic Monday.

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