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WCMS soccer shut out at home
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Noelle Bratcher attempts an attack on net. Bratcher made a couple attempts, but the WCMS girls couldn’t get past Franklin County’s goalie in a 6-0 loss Monday. - photo by Taylor Moore

Warren County took a hit against Franklin County on Monday with the middle school girls losing 6-0 at home. 

The Lady Pioneers struggled to keep up with the Rebelette offense, allowing 6 shots to get through. Brook Kesey started in the net for WC as the keeper and made plenty of stops, using her height to her advantage.

However, Franklin County learned how to get around the Lady Pioneer defense quickly which hurt WCMS. It started with a corner kick for the Rebelettes which saw an impressive shot from a FC player. She kicked the ball up which looked like it would be too high for a goal, but it came back down for a shallow goal.

Despite FC landing shots, WCMS was able to take plenty of shots themselves, getting the ball to Franklin’s goal many times. Forwards Noelle Bratcher and Chloe Wanamaker both took some shots after out-maneuvering FC’s defenders. However, the Rebelette goalkeeper stopped every shot going to the goal.

A Franklin County forward made a break close to the end of the first half to score a deep shot in the top left corner of the goal. Shortly after, the Rebelettes figured out Warren’s defense scoring 2 more goals helping them lead over the Lady Pioneers 4-0 going into the second half.

Karly Swarthout went in as keeper for the second half, putting Kesey on defense in the field. The Lady Pioneers improved in the second half defensively only allowing 2 shots to get by, with one being a free kick. WC created a wall to deflect the kick, but soon into the half, Franklin scored their fifth goal off the free kick over Swarthout’s head.

Bratcher, Wanamaker and Addison Steakley all continued taking shots at goal, but the keeper or defenders were quick and smart, getting the ball to the other side of the field as fast as possible. With less than 5 minutes, Franklin’s offense put the nail in the coffin scoring a sixth goal over the Lady Pioneers. 

Warren is given a district loss, but improvement is possible as the season continues. 

The Lady Pioneers play at White County this Friday.