GRC girls soccer completes second straight home shutout, beats Scott County 4-0

Published 4:53 pm Tuesday, August 27, 2019

It was a rainy Monday night, but that didn’t stop the Lady Cardinals from playing some great soccer.

As the first goal sunk off of Leslie Hernadez’s foot just over two minutes into the game, it looked as if it was going to be another routing for the George Rogers Clark team, but that was not the case.

The rain made the field sloppy during the first half, but the players were also sloppy, committing foul after foul and losing possession of the ball more easily than normal.

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One foul about 10 minutes into the game led the referee to give Delaney Manning, one of GRC’s star players, a yellow card. Head coach Matthew Abner decided to take her out of the game for most of what was left of the first half, causing his team to play in a situation they hadn’t had to yet this season.

The play plus the weather led to the Hernandez goal being the only score of the first half.

But the Cards would not be denied in the second half.

The first 20 minutes of the half were another stalemate, leaving only a one-goal lead heading into the final 20 minutes of the game.

Hernandez scored a goal off a Ciana Araya assist to give the Cardinals a safe two-goal lead. 

They weren’t done just yet, as Manning came back down the field just a couple minutes later to score another goal, giving GRC a 3-0 lead.

Emma Taylor scored the final goal of the night for the Cards, coming off a Bailey Ratliff assist, to bring the final score to 4-0.

GRC’s Lady Cardinals are back in action Thursday when they take on DuPont Manual at home at 7:30 p.m.