Balanced South Carroll figures out North Carroll, 3-0

October 20, 1994|By Bill Free | Bill Free,Sun Staff Writer

It was a perfect night for the eighth-ranked South Carroll girls soccer team.

The Cavaliers not only breezed to a 3-0 victory over longtime nemesis North Carroll, but coach Jim Horn was able to get all 11 reserves into the game for a substantial amount of playing time.

It was the first time in four years that South Carroll was able to figure out a way to beat North Carroll in Hampstead, making the evening all that more special.

In short, it was a coach's dream, and Horn savored every moment of it.

"When you can get that many people into the game and give a lot of young players much-needed experience, it's a great feeling," said Horn.

"This makes coaching worthwhile. Also, we had three different players score goals. It was truly a team win and none of our starters complained a bit about sitting down."

One of those starters is high school All-America candidate Amber Clutter, who last night scored the 66th goal of her four-year career at South Carroll.

Clutter and many of the other Cavaliers starters sat out about a total of 25 minutes throughout both halves of the game.

"We're not interested in rolling the score up on anybody," said Horn. "And our top players like Amber couldn't care less about stats. All Amber and all our kids want to do is win."

Clutter's goal was a pretty one at the 35:16 mark of the game. She scored on a header off a corner kick, giving South Carroll a 2-0 lead.

Freshman Amy Martinez put South Carroll (10-1 overall, 4-1 in the county) ahead, 1-0, at 17:20 of the first half when she scored on a rebound of a shot by Clutter that caromed off the far post.

Clutter broke ahead of the pack and took a pass from Jamie Baier for a shot against goalkeeper Teresa Mays, but she hit the post.

A good save by Mays off a shot by Lindsey Vosloh prevented the visitors from gaining a 3-0 lead at halftime.

But Vosloh would come back at the 9:26 mark of the second half to score in front of the net for a 3-0 lead. Anne Schaeffer had the assist on the third goal.

Mays had seven saves for North Carroll (4-7, 2-5).

The Panthers were outshot, 17-1, by South Carroll and only had two good scoring opportunities.

"But South Carroll knew they were in a game," said North Carroll coach Phil Myers.

"We played hard but aren't quite as physical as they are. Some day it's all going to come together for us."

South Carroll defender Carrie Tamburo said of the victory: "We were ready for this one because it came up that we hadn't beaten them here in four years."

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