Soccer Millerettes blank Moore 2-0 in opener

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Alix Regier battles Moore’s Stephanie Soto for control of the pass as she makes a run to the MHS goal. (Photo by Chuck Reherman)

By Chuck Reherman
Sports Editor
A dominating start.
Yukon’s Millerette soccer team opened their season in fine fashion, posting a 2-0 win over Moore Tuesday night at Miller Stadium.
The Millerettes controlled the pace of the game, took the lead in te opening minutes and were never really threatened by the Lady Lions. YHS allowed only five shots on goal from Moore, while taking 28.
“I thought we were very impressive for our very first game, a real official game,” Millerette head coach Danielle Tantillo said. “We played some very good soccer. There are some things we need to work on, but overall I thought we did really well.
“We have to finish those chances that we had, we took 28 shots on goal,” she said. “Defensively, I felt we played great. They had only four or five shots on goal and our keeper (Abby Camp) did have a big time save in the second half that was clutch at the time.”
The Millerettes had played Moore just four days before in the annual Spring Thaw and came away with a 2-0 win in that one also.
“Playing them on Saturday really didn’t have an effect on the way we played tonight, Moore was missing a lot of girls on that Saturday,” she said. “They looked like a completely new team, so it was good to get out and play them again and really just to play. We knew some of the tactics that they had, but overall we took it as a new team and a new game.”

Dani Duke sends a shot on goal in the Millerettes 2-0 win over Moore. (Photo by Chuck Reherman)

The Millerettes came attacking right from the opening kick.
Kyleigh Fort drilled home the first goal just 4:07 into the match. She had a second goal three minutes later, but was called for offside on the play.
The Millerettes had another serious threat off a corner kick that was headed to the net only to see Moore keeper Elizabeth Terrell come up with a one-handed save.
“We had a lot of opportunities, too many to not score more than we did,” Tantillo said. “That is something we have to work on, along with our crosses and set pieces. We had far too many set pieces to not take advantage of them.
“It was good to get that first one out of the way,” she said. “We have a young team, we started three freshmen and played four and it was good to work all those nerves out.”
The Millerettes second game came midway in the second half. Kloie Vrana took a pass and sent a high shot over the top of the keeper to make it a 2-0 64:17 into the match.
Moore had one serious scoring threat, but Camp was able to come up with the save, making a diving stop on the ball.
YHS will host Southmoore at 6 p.m. Tuesday.