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Scott County’s Borman sends North girls to season-opening loss

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By Brad Stephens

 

GOSHEN – North Oldham girls soccer coach Ann Revell knows her Lady Mustangs won’t face many payers this year better than Scott County’s Keyli Borman.

“She’s insane,” Revell said of the sophomore striker. “Her speed and skills are ridiculous. She’s just a great player.”

Those skills were on display in the first half when Borman scored four straight goals, sending the Lady Cardinals to a 5-0 win over North (0-1-0) in the Mustang Classic.

Borman struck first 10 minutes into the match. She scored her second goal two minutes later, her third five minutes after that, and her fourth with five minutes remaining in the opening half.

Scott Co.’s Savannah Simpson added a fifth Lady Cardinal tally with a goal just more than a minute before halftime.

Meanwhile the Lady Mustangs struggled to produce any offense against a solid Scott Co. back line.

“Scott County’s a great team – they’re Top Five in the state,” Revell said. “…Playing against (Borman) and her speed, I think everything else (this season) will be much slower for us.”

The Lady Mustangs rebounded to pitch a second half shutout, holding the final deficit to five goals. Offensively, young players like sophomores Sami Karr, Molly McElroy and Lillie Weisenbarger generated a few chances later in the match.

Revell hopes that late effort gave her young North team some confidence.

“It was a good second half for us,” she said. “I’ve got a lot of young players. I’ve only got four seniors on this team, so it was a good test for us.”

Things don’t get much easier for the Lady Mustangs, who will be back in action Wednesday night at home against DuPont Manual. The Lady Crimsons beat North 4-0 last October.

“All these teams we’re playing (in the Mustang Classic) are all Top 10,” Revell said. “So I mean they’re all good. It’s just a matter of how we can play together.”