GALLATIN For a while, the Station Camp High girls soccer team had to feel like it was running into a brick wall.
That’s what visiting Gallatin attempted to do on Thursday evening, and it worked … with the exception of one shot.
Freshman Macy Carter’s goal with nine minutes left in the first half managed to stand up as the game-winner, with the Lady Bison coming away with a 1-0 victory.
Carter’s goal came seconds after a corner kick, which pinballed around in the penalty area before ricocheting to her. She placed a shot in the top, left corner of the net to beat Gallatin sophomore goalkeeper Abi Green.
“It hit one foot and then it hit mine, and all I could see was one path,” Carter said. “And it went in, so I was really happy with that.”
Gallatin (7-4-1 overall, 1-2 in District 9-AAA) kept the majority of its defense packed in to limit Station Camp’s dangerous scoring chances.
“We knew it was coming,” Station Camp head coach Thomas Morand said. “(Gallatin) was playing back, and tactically, it was smart. There weren’t any gaps for us.”
The Lady Bison (7-3-2, 2-1) did produce 13 shots on goal, but Green was able to pick off 12 of those.
“It’s every night,” Gallatin head coach Greg Harper said of Green’s effort. “She did a great job, and the back four played well. We made it tough on Station Camp and kept them on the edges, pretty much.”
Carter added, “They were putting a lot (of defenders) behind the ball, so we couldn’t score as easily. They did better than we expected, but at least we won.”
What Gallatin wanted was to take advantage of a Lady Bison mistake and create a run the other way.
“Our problem was in the midfield,” Harper said. “We kept getting too deep, and of course, we’re trying to keep numbers behind the ball because (Station Camp’s) a good team in the midfield. We were looking for a counter, and we had a couple of chances in the first half. If we switch (the ball to the other side) early, it’s there. We were going to try and steal (a goal) and go to overtime and see if we could do something there.”
Station Camp limited the Lady Wave to one shot on goal, and it came with less than three minutes to play.
The Lady Bison hosted Cystic Fibrosis Night on Thursday and made a $500 donation to help cover Raichon Morand’s medical expenses. Morand, the wife of Thomas Morand, received two lungs in a transplant on Aug. 31.
Gallatin will host Goodpasture on Tuesday evening, while Station Camp will travel to Nashville to face Lipscomb Academy.
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