South Carroll routs Western, 11-0 Doves outshot 47-0 in 9-0 first half

November 05, 1992|By Bill Free | Bill Free,Staff Writer

Three minutes and 58 seconds into the game, it was Amber Clutter 3, Western 0.

True story.

South Carroll's Clutter waltzed through the Western Doves for three goals before most people settled into their seats last night to witness this state 4A-3A, Region III girls soccer opening-round mismatch.

Clutter scored an additional first-half goal and the Cavaliers (11-1-1) were rolling, 9-0, at halftime on the way to an 11-0 victory at South Carroll.

Clutter's four goals give her 17 for the season.

A further clue to how lopsided this game was is the incredible shot total in the first half: South Carroll 47, Western 0.

Western goalie Adella Bell made 20 saves in the first half, and four South Carroll shots hit the post.

Western never really came close to getting off a shot.

Give Western credit for playing the second half.

Assistant Western coach Paul Plott said: "We got here by winning games in a weak league. We're happy for the experience."

Western (6-4-1) is playing soccer for the first season in the school's history.

Second seed South Carroll will meet top seed Franklin in the state 4A-3A, Region III final Saturday at North Carroll at 5 p.m.

The game is being played at North Carroll instead of Franklin because there are no lights at Franklin.

South Carroll coach Jim Horn didn't like being on the good end of the rout.

"This didn't help us at all," said Horn. "We haven't played for two weeks and needed more of a test.

"Western beat enough teams in the city to qualify for this tournament, so there's nothing anybody can do about a game like this. We all knew coming in this might happen."

Horn said he is concerned about going against a tough Franklin team that cruised past Catonsville, 5-1, in the first game of the doubleheader at South Carroll.

"Franklin is tough up the middle," said the South Carroll coach.

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