ZEROES ON THE SCOREBOARD IN CULLMAN, FLORENCE GIRLS SOCCER BATTLE:
Playing three consecutive days, the Cullman Lady Bearcats ended the week with a victory over Hartselle and followed with ties against Donoho and Florence. The Lady ‘Cats were leg weary Saturday afternoon when they walked off the Cullman Soccer Field following the battle with Florence with nothing gained, nothing lost.
Cullman returned to campus late Friday night after traveling to Anniston to play Donoho. Several players began Saturday morning in the classroom taking ACT exams before thinking about playing for the third time in three days.
Neither side was aggressive in attacking the other during the first half, but in the second half, the Lady Bearcats had seven shots on goal while the Lady Falcons attempted four.
Cullman goalie Hannah Spradlin excelled when the team needed her. She also had support from her teammates in Christina Skinner, Kaitlin Cook, Caitlin Murphree, Brooklen Cook, Morgan Stone and Karla Conterras.
In the final minute, a foul against Florence gave Cullman a chance to break the scoreless tie. But Brooklen Cook’s attempt never got near the net as the Florence front line deflected the shot and cleared the ball out of the zone.
It was the sixth time for the Lady Bearcats on the season. Ties are not broken if the games are not sectional assignments.
The critical part of the season is next week for the Lady ‘Cats. They play at Hartselle Tuesday and at East Limestone Thursday, needing to win both assignments in Section 8 to qualify for the upcoming playoffs.
Cullman got past Hartselle at home on Thursday when the match went to penalty kicks as the Lady ‘Cats converted and Spradlin allowed the Lady Tigers only two penalty kicks in five attempts.