Lady Hornets Win District Soccer Opener

The Chillicothe Lady Hornets used a strong second half to beat Cameron 6-0 in the first round of the Class 2 District 8 Soccer tournament in Chillicothe.
Allison Ishmael accounted for the lone goal in the first half. She scored off an assist by Chloe Funk in the 37th minute.
Ishmael scored again in the 44th minute off a Juliann Gabrielson assist. The Lady Hornets picked up the pace late in the game with a Sophia Luetticke goal in the 55th minute off a Lucy Reeter assist. Gabrielson scored three minutes later off a Julia Stimpson assist.
Hailee Williams scored 10 minutes after that off an Ishmael assist. Lucy Reeter wrapped up the scoring in the 70th minute off Stimpson’s second assist.
Goalkeeper Allie Italiano had good support from her defenders. Italiano didn’t have to make a save in the shut-out win.
Coach Jimmy Chapman said it was a great job by his team by creating opportunities and sticking with it. He said the lady Hornets never wavered their confidence and kept playing tough.
Chillicothe plays #3 seed Savannah next. They beat Lafayette 4-0.
Excelsior Springs upset #4 Benton 3-1 and faces top seed Maryville.

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