Senior Makenna White (left) scored a career-high 4 goals Wednesday, 2 in each half, to lead LHS girls soccer to a 5-0 conference win at Franklin County. (Mason J. Uhlmansiek)
WHITE'S 4 GOALS LIFT LHS GIRLS AT FC
BROOKVILLE - Lawrenceburg senior Makenna White scored a career-high four goals to lead the Lady Tigers to a 5-0 girls varsity soccer win at Franklin County Wednesday, Aug. 29.
Leading scorer for Coach Bill Offutt's LHS girls, now with six goals so far this season, White rattled off the Tigers' first four goals in order, scoring twice in each half.
Lawrenceburg's Lady (4-2) Tigers evened their Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference mark at 1-1. Franklin County fell to 0-2 in league play and 3-2 overall.
White kicked off her hat trick-plus-one contest at 28:21 in the first half, finishing off a through ball from the left side from classmate Jenna Farmer for the 1-0 LHS advantage.
She was the finisher, again, at 20:17 in the first period, putting away senior defender Shannon Bachmann's long cross from midfield, from the left side.
On top 2-0 at intermission, Tigers raised the gap at 34:37 in the first half, as White took the pass from sophomore Holly Knippenberg and battled past two Wildcat defender to score from the top of the six-yard line.
Lawrenceburg's lead grew to 4-0 with 28:43 left to play, when freshman Ryleigh Offutt played a long through ball from the right side to White, who finished into the side of the net for her fourth goal.
Junior Hannah Brayton added the Tigers' final goal of the night with 8:07 remaining, blasting a shot from the top of the 18-yard line, assisted by freshman Chloe Meyer.
Lady Tigers also converted their fourth shutout victory of the season, with senior goalkeeper Erin Hill registering two saves.
LHS junior varsity got 25 minutes of playing time in Wednesday before a brief thunderstorm ended their run with a 2-0 lead.
Meyer scored the reserves' first goal, assisted by junior Molly Dunn, then Dunn found net on a head ball, assisted by Meyer, before the match was called.
Varsity teams were able to play a complete match once the storm clouds cleared. Lawrenceburg charted 22 shots, 19 on goal, to Franklin County's four, with two on frame.
FC keeper Shelby Pearson had a busy night with 14 saves, while Cats senior Hannah Surber and junior Brylee Pace were credited with two shots each.