Lady Blackcats shutout Hazard in varsity, JV games

By Steve LeMaster -

PRESTONSBURG – The Prestonsburg High School girls’ soccer program blanked Hazard High School in varsity and junior varsity games on Thursday.

In the varsity game, Prestonsburg pulled away to win 10-0.

Prestonsburg won the junior varsity game 5-0.

More on each game follows.

Varsity – Prestonsburg 10, Hazard 0: Hannah Little scored three goals and recorded an assist to lead Prestonsburg over Hazard 10-0 in a varsity girls’ high school soccer game on Thursday.

Carly Burchett, Jackie Kidd and Christin Mitchell each had two goals for the Prestonsburg varsity unit. Another Prestonsburg player, Jillian Kidd, added the last goal that ended the game with about six minutes left in regulation.

Burchett and Kidd each had one assist.

Freshman Sierra Crawford added an assist of her own for the Lady Blackcats in the winning effort.

Prestonsburg led 4-0 at the half.

Defensively, Prestonsburg didn’t allow a goal, neither during the game versus Hazard nor in the preseason.

“The effort was high all night and I could definitely see improvement over our performance in soccerama,” Prestonsburg Coach Paul Burchett said. “The girls not only played hard, but they played smart and did a great job of keeping the ball and finding teammates. It seemed like the entire game was played in our offense half.”

Junior Varsity – Prestonsburg 4, Hazard 0: Prestonsburg led the junior varsity game 1-0 at the half before pulling away to win convincingly. The Lady Blackcats blanked Hazard 4-0 in the junior varsity game.

Eighth-grader Beth Burchett paced Prestonsburg with two goals and two assists in the junior varsity victory. Sierra Crawford added one goal and two assists for the Lady Blackcats.

Eighth-grade midfielders Makayla Ousley and Grace Trusty scored one goal each for Prestonsburg in the win.

By Steve LeMaster

Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.

Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.

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