CLARKSVILLE — Olivia Hartz had a goal and two assists — all in the second half — to lead Floyd Central to a 3-0 win over Class A No. 13 Providence on Tuesday night at Murphy Stadium.
"Providence played well and forced us to adjust. We did adjust a few things at half and they seemed to work to our advantage," Floyd Central coach Lewie Stevens said. "We oushot PHS 30-0, but their keeper [Brigid Welch] was outstanding with 13 saves in the air, on the ground and in between."
After a scoreless first half, Hartz scored the match's first goal, 13 minutes, 15 seconds into the second half.
She later assisted goals by Corrina Hohl and Audrey Brumfield in the final 5 1/2 minutes.
"During halftime, at 0-0, the ladies felt they were in the game and had a few opportunities they should’ve capitalized on. However in soccer it is a two-half game," Providence coach Brett Bass said. "Give credit to Floyd Central, they controlled the second half of play all the way through.
"For the team it’s a tough one to swallow, but we have another game Thursday night so it’s all about how we respond now."
The Pioneers (3-3-3) host Madison at 6 p.m. Thursday. Meanwhile Floyd Central (7-1) returns to action at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, when it hosts Hoosier Hills Conference rival Columbus East.
FLOYD CENTRAL 3, PROVIDENCE 0
Floyd Central 0 3—3
Providence 0 0—0
FC — Olivia Hartz, 53rd minute.
FC — Corrina Hohl (Hartz), 75th.
FC — Audrey Brumfield (Hartz), 77th.