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SHADY SPRING — Sherman Lady Tide soccer (0-2) traveled to Shady Spring High School last Thursday to take on the Lady Tigers in their third match of the 2020 season.

In the end, Shady Spring walked away with the 6-1 victory over the Tide, with contributions coming from four players. Seniors Emily Stevens and Mia Bennett each scored a brace, and the other two goals were provided by freshman Taylor Scott and senior Madison Day. Sherman’s only goal came in the second half, scored by junior Emily Ceravolo.

Coach Angela Lilly commended the girls for their hustle in a game in which both teams played hard. Junior Katherine Clendenin received compliments from opposing players and their coaches for her work in net, in which she faced many shots from the Lady Tigers.

She noted that the team suffers from being down a player this season, and fielding a team of 10 instead of 11 makes a large difference in soccer due to the space on the field.

The Lady Tide’s midfield is the area most lacking due to playing shorthanded. With uncertainty hanging over the schedule, Coach Lilly wants to use her time figuring out who to slot into which positions to make a team that can play two ways going forward. Then, the team can work on details for players both new and experienced.

Shady Spring Head Coach Joey Beckett said he was pleased with the Lady Tigers’ play overall, noting that he would like to see his side work on passing and finishing as the season progresses.

Sherman (0-2) was set to host Logan at 6 p.m., but games are suspended as Boone County Schools moved into orange on the COVID-19 map.

Reporter Phil Perry can be reached at or at 304-307-2401.