“Finishing? You know what, we can go practice that some more. You just hope that on a day when you need to finish some more, you’re on.”
Harrison’s four second-half goals came in an eight-minute span in the final 20 minutes. Sperry scored twice, and Haley Pollock and Monica Herrera added a goal each.
But Harrison’s outstanding defense made sure that the early goals were more than enough. The Hoyas have allowed five goals this season, including only two in the past 18 games, and the victory Tuesday was their 16th shutout.
Colquitt County rarely got the ball past midfield and had virtually no scoring chances. Megan May, Colquitt County’s leading scorer, got the ball relatively deep in Harrison’s end of the field twice in the first half, but never got a clean look at the goal. She scored 22 goals this season, including four in the Packers’ 9-0 victory against Jenkins in the first round.
“We spend a lot of time on defending,” Riccard said. “Our players get a lot of pleasure out of shutting people down.”