WHITESBURG – The Prestonsburg girls’ soccer team claimed its second straight win on Thursday, shutting out host Letcher County Central 3-0.
With the win, Prestonsburg improved to 3-0-1.
Letcher County Central slipped to 0-2 with the loss.
Carly Burchett, McKenzie Little and Kaylee Williams scored one goal each for the Lady Blackcats in the win.
Little and Jackie Kidd added one assist apiece for the Lady Blackcats.
Defensively for Prestonsburg, goalkeeper Maddy Ousley held 14th Region member Letcher County Central scoreless in the early-season match.
The Lady Blackcats are under the direction of first-year head coach Paul Burchett.
“The girls played well again,” Burchett said. “They had a good week against some good teams. We came out and played hard and smart in the first half. We kept the level of play that we had in the Perry Central win on Tuesday. The second half, we coasted a little. We are really focusing on trying to be consistent this season, from game to game and even half to half within a game. We are off to a good start but have three tough games coming up this week. We open district play on Tuesday at Sheldon Clark (3-1). They are a tough team that are playing well. We will have to be sharp if we want a result against them. Thursday is another tough district matchup against Johnson Central, who won the district last year. We have a few little nagging injuries that we are dealing with and won’t be full strength, but that’s all part of it. We’re excited about this week and getting our district schedule started the right way.”
Prestonsburg was visiting Sheldon Clark at press time on Tuesday. The Prestonsburg-Sheldon Clark girls’ soccer game ended too late to make this edition.
Prestonsburg is slated to visit Johnson Central on Thursday and Rowan County on Saturday.
15th Region Girls’ Soccer Records
(Through Aug. 31)
Lawrence County (5-0)
Sheldon Clark (3-1)
Johnson Central (3-1)
Shelby Valley (1-4)
Pike County Central (0-3)
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.