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CHS girls sew up Region 6 soccer crown

Posted: April 19, 2012 11:00 a.m.
Updated: April 20, 2012 5:00 a.m.

Make it a four-peat.
Camden wrapped up its fourth straight Region 6-AAA girls’ soccer championship with a 3-0 road win at Hartsville Tuesday night.
The Lady Bulldogs improved to 9-0 in conference play and 12-1 overall with their fifth consecutive shutout. For Hartsville, this was its second league loss this season, both coming to Camden. The Red Foxes had hoped to make the region race interesting, but CHS would have none of that.
Sophomore goalkeeper Jordan Woody earned the 23rd shutout of her CHS career and has not given up a goal in region competition in her two varsity campaigns. Woody recorded five saves in Tuesday’s win.
The two teams battled in the midfield area for most of the first half in which the Lady Bulldogs found the back of the HHS nets just once on 14 shots on goal.
CHS sophomore midfielder Maggie Wehunt scored some 25 minutes into the contest, on a pass from junior Katie Tiller. Wehunt’s shot sputtered past the Hartsville keeper for what would be the game-winner. 
“Hartsville’s defense played well and kept us off-balance,” said CHS head coach Stephen Sutusky. “Furthermore, their counter-attack posed a few problems for us.”
Despite outshooting the Red Foxes, 14-5, in the first half, all Camden had to show was a one-goal lead. That all changed 15 minutes into the second half as Kayla Wallace sent a pass to Wehunt in a give-and-go situation with Wehunt lofting the ball back to Wallace, who raced to the goal and beat the keeper to the right for a 2-0 cushion. 
Less than two minutes later, junior wing Dree Dubose played the ball to Wallace, who notched another goal for a 3-0 lead. 
“Our offense looked great at times,” Sutusky said. “We have to convert on a few more crosses, but overall, I am pleased with the effort. What our girls and even our fans don’t realize, sometimes, is that we are getting every opponent’s best shot.
“I think we responded well. Good teams find a way to win even when being pressed a little.”
For much of the night, the offense for much of the night went through Wallace, Wehunt and Tiller while Jazzmine Devlin and Dubose contributed as well.
“We had solid play all around,” Sutusky said. “Breanna Barnes and Katie Morris played a ton of minutes in the field and Madison Woody is seeing her playing time increase as she returns from a back injury. We will need Madison down the stretch and her touch is improving every day,”
Sarah Anne Semple and Cierra McShine set the tone defensively and Ginny Smith played well from her stopper position for the Lady Bulldogs, who were without the services of starting midfielder Owens Morgan, who is day-to-day with a mild ankle sprain. 
Camden, ranked 14th in the most recent state class AAA poll, returns to action Tuesday night as the Lady Bulldogs will play host West Florence, the 15th ranked team in class AAAA., in a 5:30 p.m. start at Zemp Stadium.
After not having been pressed in a game since the pre-season, Sutusky said he is interested in seeing how his girls will respond in playing against one of the top 4A programs in the state.
“We are looking forward to the challenge that West Florence possesses,” he said of his team’s next encounter. “Two ranked teams … we will get to see what we are made of.” 


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