The soccer girls of Daniel Boone High School (10-5-1) concluded their regular season last week with a road game against Science Hill followed by senior night on Oct. 14.
After suffering a tough 7-0 loss at the hands of the Hilltoppers, the Lady Blazers bounced back two days later against Chuckey-Doak.
We were back to being our old selves, Coach Steve Sessis said. We played the way we have been accustomed to playing with a coordinated offensive and defensive effort.
The Lady Blazers once again held their opponent scoreless, a school record for keeper Andrea Rogers, marking her seventh shutout of the season.
Boone scored only one first half goal on a short kick from Alex Dunwright that was set up by a pass from Jennine Duncan.
The Blazers were able to get three goals in the second half.
The first was from Duncan who moved the ball past defenders to get a good look at the net.
This was followed by a Hannah Fink goal on the right side of the field, after a pass from Lindsey Stallard.
The final goal of the evening was set up by a Heather Stykes pass to Katie Sexton, who finished it off with a score in the right side of the net.
The 4-0 win marked the end of the regular season for the Lady Blazers and the last regular season home game for the seniors of Daniel Boone.
The six senior leaders, Stallard, Sexton, Stykes, April Franklin, Olivia Austin and Sarah Bouch will not be easily replaced, a fact coach Sessis is well-aware of.
This is probably the best senior leadership I have had in 12 years coaching, Sessis said.
He added soccer is very different from others sports because once on the field coaching is minimal and that player leadership takes over.
Our repeating co-captains Stallard and Stykes have set the tone every game, win or lose, they play hard from start to finish.
Boone will really need their senior leadership to step up as the district tournament begins this week with Boone hosting their first game in school history against Dobyns-Bennett.