Created on Friday, 18 October 2013 Written by AARON LaBATT
By the time West Liberty-Salem’s girls soccer team got rid of its postseason tension, it was too late.
West Liberty-Salem’s Madison Oelker, left, battles a Franklin- Monroe player for control of the ball during their Division III sectional tournament game Thursday at WL-Salem High School. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT)
Franklin-Monroe took control early and struck late to put away the host Tigers 4-0 on Thursday in a Division III sectional semifinal contest.
“They played well,” said WL-Salem head coach Andy Cotrell. “Give full credit to Franklin-Monroe. They played hard, but so did our girls. The shots just didn’t go our way tonight. You have to capitalize on your opportunities. That’s soccer.”
The Jets got on top of the Tigers 2-0 in the first half. They scored eight minutes into the game and then found the back of the net again at the 19:30 mark.
“Traditionally, we don’t play well in the tournament,” said Cotrell. “We came out tight tonight in the first half. “We just tried to get them to relax in the second half. After halftime the girls came out with new focus and were able to play the ball in the open field better.”
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