Lady Colts shut out Pleasant 5-0


BELLVILLE — Clear Fork’s Lady Colts got back on the winning track Monday night in a big way, defeating visiting Pleasant 5-0 in Mid Ohio Athletic Conference action to improve to 3-1 in the league and 9-3 overall.

The teams played their way to 0-0 tie at the end of the first half. While the scoreboard was even, this didn’t mean they were playing evenly.

The Lady Colts dominated the first half in every way, except in the score as they put 20 shots on goal compared to just one for the Lady Spartans.

In the second half, Clear Fork continued peppering the Pleasant goal with shots and this time as able to get a few to go within the first two minutes. One minute into the second half, Lilly Wortman re-directed a pass from Trinity Cook to put the Lady Colts up 1-0. Just two minutes later ,Cook launched a high shot over the out-stretched arms of McCall to up Clear Fork’s lead to 2-0.

Lady Colts head coach Brittany Bechtel said in the second half her team began to pick up the pace and widen the field.

“And we began playing the game we are capable of playing,” Bechtel said.

Although Clear Fork led 2-0 and was playing with more intensity, so was Pleasant as they began to press the ball more on offense and played tighter defense.

But the Colts were too good. They continued to work the ball and level shots on the Pleasant goal with Cook getting a second goal. Carly McCue and Torri Curry also scored. Cook and Morgan Galco added assists to support the effort. Trinity Cook had a big night with two goals and two assists.

Bechtel said she thought her team’s inability to do what it needed to during the first half gave Pleasant some hope.

“It kept them in a game which we should have buried them earlier than we did,” Bechtel said.

Cork Fork played Buckeye Valley on Tuesday night.

Clear Fork 5, Riverview 0

BELLVILLE — Clear Fork hosted the Lady Bears from Riverview on Thursday night coming away with a 5-0 win at the Corral. Both sides had chances early with Clear Fork’s Torri Curry denying a close range Riverview shot just nine minutes into the game.

The Lady Colts finally broke thru at the 21 minute mark when Lilly Wortman headed in a perfect corner kick from Emily Hart. The Colts started quickly in the second half scoring just two minutes in on a Morgan Galco strike from 20 yards out. Twenty minutes later, Galco found Carly McCue with a pass just outside the 18-yard box and she finished it in the upper left corner. A few minutes later Avery Wend intercepted a Riverview pass at midfield, dribbled it through a couple Riverview players and played a perfect ball to Galco, who placed it in the lower left corner of the goal to extend Clear Fork’s lead to 4-0. Clear Fork rounded out the scoring with two minutes left in the game when Wortman scored her second goal, cleaning up a scramble in front of the net.

Clear Fork used three players in the goal with Curry and Morgan Shafer getting two saves each and Emma Boyles making one save. Raychel Smalley had seven saves for Riverview.

By Jeremy Burkhart

Galion Inquirer

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