Early assault leads Lady Jackets past Campbell County, 8-1

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By Goose Lindsay


The Kingston Lady Jackets soccer team ran their season record to 6-2-2 on the season Monday evening with an impressive 8-1 victory over visiting Campbell County at Southwest Point.

The Lady Jackets made quick work of the Lady Cougars. Kingston scored twice in the first three minutes and held a 6-0 lead by the 31-minute mark of the first half. Elik Pickell’s squad then played a lot of younger players and had players playing in different positions as they cruised over the final 50 minutes of play.

Kingston’s first goal came on their first possession when Skotti Bullington found the back of the net on Kingston’s first shot of the evening. Emily Ostrander made it two-for-two as she scored on Kingston’s second shot in just the third minute of play.

Kingston had to wait four minutes before scoring again, but the third goal was a thing of beauty as Bullington put in a free kick that ricocheted off the top post for a 3-0 lead in the seventh minute of action.

The Lady Jackets would miss on their next five shots, but they would catch fire again in the middle of the period.

In the 21st minute, Ostrander set up Brooke Bales with a goal that made the score 4-0. Two minutes later, Tori Schuiten scored on a penalty kick to make the score 5-0.

Kingston’s final goal of the half came in the 31st minute when Kelly Allen stole possession and made a run before beating Campbell County’s goalkeeper.

The Lady Jackets almost had a sixth player score in the first half when Riley Bunch ripped a shot off the left post that stayed outside the net.

Campbell County scored in the final minute of the half to make the score 6-1 at intermission.

The second half would see the scoring pace slow, but the Lady Jackets would score a pair of late goals to put the finishing touches on their 8-1 victory.

Jamie Strader scored Kingston’s seventh goal off an assist from Ashlyn Blackburn in the 71st minute, and then Meg Hartley scored a strange goal in the 72nd minute when here corner kick went off Campbell County’s goalkeeper and into the back of the net.

The Lady Jackets return to action Monday evening when they travel to Cumberland County to take on Stone Memorial.