04/11/11 — Grace makes most of opportunities

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Grace makes most of opportunities

By Andrew Stevens
Published in Sports on April 11, 2011 1:47 PM

There's a greater sense of value for anything that's earned.

Grace Christian made the most of its possessions and dominated the shots on goal in a 4-1 Carolina Christian 1-A Conference win at Wayne Christian on Friday afternoon.

Grace recorded three shots on goal in the first four minutes. Christina Phillips won the ball inside the 18-yard box and beat Wayne Christian keeper Courtney Barrow to give Grace a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute.

Grace led 1-0 at the half despite holding a 12-5 edge in shots on goal.

Anna Sossamen's shot in the 44th minute was bobbled by Barrow and eventually found the back of the net to increase the margin to 2-0. Katrina Pibl's high, arching shot in the 56th minute tucked under the crossbar to extend the lead to 3-0.

Grace finished with a 28-6 advantage in shots on goal.

"We're young and we really don't have a bench," Wayne Christian head coach Daryl Anderson said. "That's a lot of the reason their possession was better than ours. Hopefully that will come along."

Brooke Barfield got Wayne Christian on the scoreboard in the 62nd minute off an assist from Katie Isenhower.

Pibl's goal in the 80th minute capped the scoring for Grace.

Barrow finished with nine saves and turned away several point-blank scoring opportunities.

"Courtney did a really good job," Anderson said. "She's kept us in a lot of games. She's never played the position before. It seems like she knows when to come out of the goal and when not to come out."