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Knightettes suffer fourth straight shut-out

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Knightettes soccer team spent most of Friday’s game against the Fox Lady Warriors on their own side of the field. Fox relied on a relentless offense that forced Farmington to play defense throughout most of the game. Despite the several scoring chances Fox had, the Lady Warriors finished with only an 1-0 edge to hand the Knightettes their fourth consecutive shutout.

Fox had eight shots on goal, and because of the several scoring opportunities the Lady Warriors had, Farmington didn’t get a shot off on goal.

Halfway through the first half a throw-in by Farmington landed right in front of Fox’s goal, but the Knightettes could not get a shot off. The Lady Warriors got the lone goal of the game with 13 minutes to go.

Danielle Minkler was in front of Farmington’s goal when she received a pass from a teammate. After one bounce, Minkler kneed the ball to the right side of the net for the only tally of the game. Fox had two breakaway chances with under two minutes to go, but the Lady Warriors could not capitalize on either opportunity.

Fox spent the first 19 minutes of the second half on Farmington’s side of the field, but goalie Tabitha Ainsworth was there to stop any attacks on the net. After the Knightettes briefly possessed the ball in Fox’s territory, the Lady Warriors continued their relentless offensive assault until the end of the contest.

&#8220They had good possession of the ball,” commented Farmington’s coach Rusty Sancegraw about Fox’s offense. &#8220You could get outshot quite a bit and you’re still in the game. We’ve got to learn how to push up and we’ve got to learn how to adjust.”

Ainsworth had seven saves for the Knightettes.

Farmington (7-10-1) will visit St. Vincent on Monday.

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