Henderson County Girls Soccer Off To A Dominant Start Despite Season Being Delayed

The Colonels once thought they wouldn't be playing in the Fall, but now that the season has started, Henderson County has come out ready to play.

Posted: Sep 24, 2020 8:45 PM

Kentucky high school fall sports start dates were pushed back due to Covid-19, and for the Henderson County Girls soccer team, the Colonels had to adjust quickly.

"It was definitely a lot harder playing with all this going on," said Henderson County Senior Maggie Sauer. "I think that doesn't really affect our team, I think that we can still play the same way that we're used to playing."

"It was pretty hard," said Henderson County Senior Reese Crafton. "I would say we've done a lot better than we normally have in the past seasons, but I think that we're all working together and figuring it out."

Despite the fast start to the season, Henderson County is firing on all cylinders as the Colonels have not lost to a team from Kentucky and even posted back to back 10-0 wins.

"We've been a team this year that has three or four different goal scorers and at the high school level it's really tough to stop," said Henderson County Head Girls Soccer Coach Ben Dempsey. "As we get going further and further a lot of these kids have been around the block once or twice and we have a couple all state kids returning that have really been producing right from the first whistle. It's been really great for me as a coach because we have a lot of options to throw into games so short practice time has been really difficult but for us, having a lot of upperclassmen has really been key for us in getting going this year."

"Defense is key, but offensively we really just need to score and so we do a lot of drills that help us learn to pass the ball through defenders," said Sauer. "Passing is really the key for us because it can help us lead to shutouts and win games."

Henderson County knows that the season could end abruptly at any time, but that isn't stopping the team from trying to achieve its goals.

"Our ultimate goal is to go as far as we can, but if we can't go as far, just know that we can play the best games that we play," said Sauer.

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