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Free kicks do the trick
No. 1 Bearden girls beat No. 4 FHS 2-0

For all the collisions and full-speed running among two highly ranked high school girls soccer teams in a big game, it was two stationary goals that did the trick at Bearden last Thursday.

Long-range free kick goals from Kimble Glover (45 yards out in the first half) and Samantha Turner (35 yards in the second half) were enough for a 2-0 BHS win against archrival Farragut at Bruce Allender Field Sept. 23.

“It felt like a good, direct ball, but it was a shock to me, I never score,” said Glover, a senior All-Region 2-AAA defender who scored just her third-ever BHS varsity goal.

Glover’s BHS girls remain ranked No. 1 statewide in Class AAA, entering the week 12-0-1.

Though Turner said she thought her free kick was going wide at first, “I’ve been real accurate with my free kicks lately.”

BHS head coach Eric Turner said free kicks “are our specialty, we’re very productive with free kicks.”

Coach Turner said Samantha “is a sniper anywhere around 18 [yards], you know she’s going to at least get it on frame.”

With long free kicks, “Kimble takes most of them,” the coach added.

Individually, coach Turner labeled “outstanding” the play of Glover, forward/midfielder Gabriella Gianeselli and midfielder Allison Daniels.

“Daniels was a game-changer for us, she’s played great all year,” coach Turner added.

Daniels said, “We came out ready, definitely really intense.”

Farragut, No. 4-ranked, lost its first game of 2010 and fell to 10-1-2.

“Free kicks killed us,” FHS head coach Dennis Lindsay said.

“Overall, our defense did real well, especially when you consider how powerful their forwards are,” Lindsay added.

Offensively for the Lady Ads, “We had opportunities, but we didn’t make the shots, didn’t finish,” Lindsay said.

Although Lindsay didn’t choose to dole out individual praise, he added, “I believe we’ll learn from this.”


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