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August 14, 2013

H.S. GIRLS' SOCCER PREVIEW: Pioneers have new group of stars but same expectations 

Providence should battle Floyd, New Albany for sectional supremacy



Silver Creek lost five starters from last year’s 8-8-1 team. But with sophomore Olivia Scarbrough returning, the Dragons have high expectations.

Scarbrough scored 18 goals and had eight assists as a freshman and will be aided by Shelby Shultz and Alexis Barnett, who combined for 11 goals a year ago.

“I think we have a chance to compete for [the Mid-Southern] conference [title],” Creek coach Patrick Anderson said. “We feel like we can have a winning record.”

The toughest shoes to fill will be those of goalkeeper Sydney Ledwedge. That job will belong to first-year player Hannah Mattingly. Mattingly is one of four first-year Dragons expected to contribute.

“They’re athletes,” Anderson said. “They could definitely have an impact.” Like Providence, Silver Creek will move up to Class 2A for the postseason.

“Moving up to 2A, our goal is to win a sectional game,” Anderson said. “This is my third year and we haven’t won a sectional game yet.”

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