The Fredericktown Blackcats shut out the Hillsboro varsity girls soccer team on Tuesday in the second day of competition of the Hillsboro Tournament. The Blackcats scored three goals in the first half and cruised to a 3-0 victory. Hillsboro is 1-1 in the tournament.
“They were the better team today without a doubt,” said head coach Chris Schacht as he watched his team drop to 5-5 on the season. Goalie Kenzie Baker did make eight saves for the Hawks.
Raechel Hamilton said the Blackcats were not an unknown commodity. “We knew going into the game that Fredericktown was going to be a strong team,” she said. “Coach Schacht prepared us the best he could. The first half was good for a little, but then we kind of gave up. During halftime, we realized what we were doing wrong and tried to fix it. We played okay, but not the best we could have played. All we can do is learn from this and improve.”
Lauren Kuehn said Fredericktown dictated play. “We did not play our game, and we recognize that. We are working to make adjustments to play up to our potential the rest of the tournament. As a team, we need to work at maintaining possession from the back through the midfield to successfully get it to our forwards for an offensive attack. That starts with team communication.”
The Hawks are playing Ritenour in the third match of the tournament as this story is being published.