COSHOCTON — Emily Hartley picked up a loose ball and found the back of the net with 3:24 left in the game to send Coshocton to a 2-1 victory against visiting Philo in girls soccer action Saturday at Kids America.
“We had so many scoring chances today, and we just didn’t capitalize on them,” CHS coach Matt Hartley said. “We got the win and that is the most important thing.”
Hartley’s game-winning goal came after the Philo defense couldn’t clear a free kick by Coshocton’s Emily Simpson.
“I can’t fault the effort of our girls today at all,” Philo coach Todd Woodard said. “We had a plan in place, and the girls followed it. That’s all we can ask.”
The final tally of the match came just a handful of minutes after the Lady Electrics (1-2) had knotted the score at 1-1. Layne Archer found the back of the net off an assist from Amber Moore with 8:08 left in the match that tied the contest.
“They had the better of the possession all day, and on their goal, they strung some passes together to get the goal,” Hartley said. “Overall I thought our defense played very well all day.”
In the first 10 minutes of the game, Coshocton (2-0) had several scoring chances but were unable to get on the board as Philo keeper Mallary Trout had a couple of big saves.
“She is our captain and our hardest worker and the kids really respond to her,” Woodard said. “She brings it every day, and that’s what we expect out of her.”
With 20:18 left in the first half, the Lady Redskins finally capitalized on a scoring chance when Nicki Carling took a through ball from Alex Philabaum and beat Trout to make it 1-0.
The Lady Redskins held a 17-9 edge in shots with Trout registering eight saves for Philo while Hannah Michael had five between the pipes for Coshocton.