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March 11, 2014

CHS girls fire six past Shawnee; boys lose by one

CHICKASHA — Chickasha girls

The Chickasha girls started their season off with a bang in a 6-0 thrashing of Shawnee at home.

Taylor Lessig started and finished the rout, while Chickasha’s dominance was shown more by the fact that the Lady Wolves did not register a single shot in the entire game. On the other hand, the Lady Chicks had no less than 23 and 13 of those were on target.

Things looked to be getting out of hand after just eight minutes. Chickasha found themselves up 2-0 courtesy of goalmouth scrambles, the first poked home by Lessig after Tara Arnold’s low cross from the left in just the fourth minute.

The next also originated off the foot of Arnold, this time from a corner on the left. The goalkeeper had trouble handling the out-swinging ball, and it fell to Natasha Grant whose right footed swipe sent the ball looping into the left side of the net.

Wind undoubtedly led to the high amount of goal chances for Chickasha, who had it at their backs in the first half. Shawnee struggled to clear their lines on a number of occasions, meaning a once halted attack could be turned right around and back at them.

With a quarter hour to go in the first half, there was a goal to truly savor. Alyssa Willets cut through the middle of the park, first heading left before shifting back to her right foot and unleashing a powerful strike from the top of the area. A wicked deflection sent the ball back to the left, where it rolled in past a wrong-footed goalkeeper.

An own goal on the stroke of halftime made it four for Chickasha, as they were in cruise control. Shawnee couldn’t find their passing rhythm, and by midway through the second half they looked gassed.

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