Lady Leopards Fall to Falcons 6-1 – Girls Soccer

Gabby Smith Louisville Leopards Girls soccer Vs. North Canton Hoover Vikings 2018

Austintown Fitch 6, Louisville 1

The Louisville Leopards Girls Soccer fell to the host Austintown Fitch Falcons 6-1 Wednesday Evening at Greenwood Chevrolet Falcon Stadium. With the loss, Louisville remains winless at 0-5 to start the season.

Gabby Smith scored the only goal for the Leopards to give them an early 1-0 advantage in the 14th minute of the first half.

The Falcons would scored the final 6 goals of the contest to take the game. They were led by Katlyn Klasic who poured in 4 goals including 3 during the first half in a span of 3:54. Abby Knight, Sydney Spencer, and Bailey Fritz provided the assists for Klasic as Fitch quickly erased the early deficit with a hat trick of goals.

Knight also scored off a Marissa Gartland corner kicker with only 5 ticks remaining in the first half to give Austintown a 4-1 lead at the break.

My Fit Life Personal Trainer AdThe Falcons extended their advantage early on in the second half. Sylvia Direnzo netted a goal just over two minutes out of the gate. Gartland provided her second assist on the play. Klasic connected on her fourth goal of the match via a corner kick from Spencer who tallied her second assist. The score gave Austintown a 6-1 advantage with 29:42 left to play.

Fitch cruised from there as they doubled up Louisville in shots on goal 18-9 and held a 5-3 advantage in corners. The Leopards are now 0-4 against the Falcons all-time which includes an 0-3 mark in games played at Austintown.

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UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next travel to face the Medina Buckeye Bucks on Saturday, September 8 at 3:00 PM.


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Team 1-2–TOTAL

Louisville 1-0–01

Austintown Fitch 4-2–06

1st Half

LOUISVILLE – Gabby Smith | LHS 1, AFHS 0, 26:36

FITCH – Katlyn Klasic (Abby Knight) | LHS 1, AFHS 1, 11:24

FITCH – Katlyn Klasic (Sydney Spencer) | LHS 1, AFHS 2, 9:36

FITCH – Katlyn Klasic (Bailey Fritz) | LHS 1, AFHS 3,  7:32

FITCH – Abby Knight (Marissa Gartland) | LHS 1, AFHS 4, 0:05

2nd Half

FITCH – Sylvia Direnzo (Marissa Gartland) | LHS 1, AFHS 5, 37:59

FITCH – Katlyn Klasic (Sydney Spencer) | LHS 1, AFHS 6, 29:42

Records: Austintown Fitch 1-0-3, Louisville 0-5

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