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Sitz' late goal lifts Viqueens past Webb

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Community's Courtney Williams (8) battles Webb's Allie Coffey (20) for control on a 50-50 ball.
(T-G Photo by Chris Siers)
UNIONVILLE -- There's been no questioning the Community Viqueens' offense so far this season. They've outscored their opponents 41-7 prior to Tuesday night's clash against cross-county rival Webb.

So naturally, fans expected a high-scoring affair.

What they got was a low-scoring, defensive struggle for about 73 minutes of total game time against the Lady Feet.

Sitz scores

Having had several scoring opportunities throughout the match, but unable to score against the tightly-packed Webb defense, Kali Sitz' finally broke through with the game's lone goal with just under seven minutes to play in the second half.

"Defensively, they pretty well packed everybody in. We spent most of the time on their end of the field. We just couldn't land a shot. For some reason we weren't on goal tonight. They blocked us a lot because they played a defensive game," said Community coach Mark Neill.

Community wasn't short on chances at early goals. The Viqueens managed 11 shots on goal, keeping Webb keeper Stephanie Fenner busy through the full 80 minutes.

"She definitely kept us in the game. She did really well coming out on the crosses and she read them perfectly," said Webb coach Karla Vogt.

Webb's goal keeper, Stephanie Fenner, comes up with a huge save on a Community corner kick attempt in the second half of Tuesday's in-country rivalry match.
(T-G Photo by Chris Siers)
Webb's chances

But the odds played in Webb's favor through most of the match. Having kept the red hot Viqueen offense scoreless, all Webb needed was one opportunity to gain the upper hand on the Viqueens.

"I thought we played really well. We met the challenge of being physical. We just got on the unlucky side of things," Vogt said.

Webb had a handful of chances in the second half, but the Viqueen defense, led by keeper Megan Sager, was able to come up with the necessary saves to preserve the shutout.

Sager recorded two saves against the Lady Feet in the defensive battle.

Community will face an even bigger rival in Cascade on Thursday afternoon, with the match taking on even greater significance with postseason implications riding on the winner of Thursday's showdown.

"We've got a couple district matches left and Cascade is one of the contenders for one of the top spots," Neill said.

Match time is set for 4 p.m. in Wartrace on Thursday.

Webb 0 0 -- 0

Community 0 1 -- 1

Second half

C -- Kali Sitz goal, Taylor Thompson assist 6:55

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