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October 11, 2012

Kokomo girls fall to No. 2 Hamilton Southeastern

Royals advance to regional final after 6-0 victory over Kats.

Logansport — Hamilton Southeastern’s girls soccer team had speed to burn. Wednesday night, that speed burned Kokomo in the opening round of the Class 2A Logansport Regional.

Class 2A No. 2-ranked Hamilton Southeastern scored its first goal in the fifth minute and with that, the Royals were on their way to a 6-0 victory.

“Their whole team’s tough,” Kokomo coach Myles Geary said. “They’ve got soccer speed and sometimes that’s hard to compete against because they move so well with and without the ball.”

The Royals (18-2-1) lost their first two games of the season and haven’t tasted defeat since. HSE spent a few minutes figuring out how to attack the Kats, then found space in midfield to launch attacks with sharp through balls and overlapping runs. Both took advantage of their speed up front.

HSE broke the seal on the scoreboard when they caught the Wildkat defense playing an offsides trap and flooded the Kat defensive zone. Molly Lear raced in from the left, turned a cross across the Kokomo goal and a Wildkat defender put the ball in for an own goal. Seven minutes later, a swift three-player move saw HSE double its lead when Brooke Barnes finished the break into an open net.

“It’s always our goal to try to come out and put enough pressure and put some goals away early to try and find the rhythm and set a tone, and we were fortunate to be able to do that,” HSE coach Greg Davidson said.

“We’re a fast team. [Kokomo] did a good job of being very disciplined and holding an offsides trap, and they caught us quite a bit. But we’re really fast. Sometimes, we were too fast [Wednesday] and got offsides, and sometimes we were smarter with our runs.”

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