South Carroll exploded for three second-half goals to defeat visiting Liberty, 3-1, last night in a girls soccer game in Winfield.
Lindsey Vosloh scored two goals and Anne Schaeffer scored the other. Vosloh's first goal made it 2-0 and her second was insurance after Liberty's Shanna Ziegenfuss scored late in the second half to get Liberty within a goal at 2-1.
The Lions (5-3, 2-2 in the county) dominated the opening half last night but couldn't get anything by South Carroll keeper Kendra Pulis.
The Cavaliers (5-1, 3-1) regrouped at halftime and scored two early second-half goals to take most of the steam out of the
"I don't think we came out flat in the first half, Liberty just came out very strong," said South Carroll coach Jim Horn. "I think Amber Clutter really took control in the second half and that was the difference. I think it was important to win a game without Amber scoring. It lets people know we're not a one-dimensional team."
Liberty had a number of chances to go ahead early, outshooting the Cavaliers 9-3 in the first half.
In the teams' first meeting at Liberty, the Lions came out flat and found themselves in a 2-0 hole they never got out of, losing 3-2.
South Carroll struggled in the early going in Monday's loss to North Carroll. It struggled early again last night, but Liberty couldn't take advantage.
"I thought we came out in the first half and had some good scoring chances, but the difference was how we came out flat in the second half," said Liberty coach Lynn Stone.
"Usually the second half is our strong half and that's what we talked about at halftime, but we may have lost some intensity that we didn't get back."
Schaeffer gave the Cavaliers a 1-0 lead three minutes into the second half. Clutter beat a defender, got free along the left side and sent a short cross to a streaking Schaeffer along the right side.
Vosloh made it 2-0 midway through the half, capitalizing on a loose ball in front of Liberty keeper Angi Primevera. Jaimee Isaacs was credited with an assist.
Ziegenfuss cut the lead in half late in the game on a great individual effort. She started her run at midfield, beat two South Carroll defenders and then cut to the middle and beat Pulis from 15 yards out. Vosloh got that one back a couple of minutes later to preserve the Cavs' win.