The Fayette Citizen-Sports Page
Friday, March 5, 1999
Starr's Mill girls defeat another top team

Sports Editor

The only way to test a team is to have them play against the toughest competition. So far this season, the Starr's Mill Lady Panthers faced Parkview and Marist. Starr's Mill kept facing the tough teams on Tuesday when they traveled to Westminster, last year's AA state champion. One of Westminster's strengths is Jessica Winton, a senior who has signed with UCLA and is an Olympic Development standout. For Starr's Mill to win this game, they would have to take Winton out of the game. That is exactly what they did.

The first half was a scoreless defensive battle. Stacee Sproul, the Panthers goalkeeper, made several outstanding saves, while her sister Rachel Sproul stuck to Winton like glue. Winton was only able to get seven shots off while Rachel Sproul made seven steals in the game. Jenna McEwan, Amanda Thurber and Lindsey Wegrzyn all played outstanding defense for Starr's Mill as well.

The offense began in the second half for both teams. Alice Martin received a pass from Allison Graham in the 12th minute of the second half and slammed the ball in the back of the net. The Lady panthers scored again three minutes later when Kacy Murray received a pass from Amanda Thurber and put it in the net. The Wildcats of Westminster were not ready to give up and put the ball in the net in the 38th minute of the second half. Starr's mill scored again to ice the game. Kacy Murray banged in her second goal of the game with 38 seconds left in the game. The Panthers outshot Westminster 14-8 in the second half and won the game 3-1. Starr's Mill will play their first region game of the season this Friday when they host Riverdale. Home games are played at the soccer field complex in Peachtree City.

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