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Mercer Lady Titans Soccer Stays Busy With Weekend Tournament

Mercer County junior Olivia Mobley takes a free-kick in a game versus Madison Central, Wednesday, Aug. 27.

The Mercer County Lady Titans looked to improve their record with four games last week.

Madison Central

The Mercer County Lady Titans hosted the Madison Central Lady Indians Wednesday, Aug. 27, in a game that came down to the wire.

The first half started slow as neither team could muster a real scoring threat, and just 19 minutes into the game the officials called a weather delay that lasted over an hour.

After the long delay the Lady Indians came out with a look of determination in their eyes.

Madison Central had the Mercer defense on their heels nearly all of the remaining 21 minutes of the half, which resulted in several tough saves by Lady Titan goalkeeper Kailee Hensley, including one where she had to dive and completely stretch out her body to make a fingertip save.

The Lady Indians attack finally became too much for the Lady Titans as midfielder Anna Parsley scored their first goal from eight-yards out with two minutes and 46 seconds left in the first half.

Just forty-five seconds later the Lady Indians got another goal from Emily Willoughby  after a miscommunication between Hensley and the Mercer County defense left Willoughby all alone with just the goalkeeper to beat, making the score 2-0 at halftime.

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