Well, it took only two days, but Somerset Lady Jumper soccer coach Bill Hamilton got his answer last night, when his club hosted the Lady Cardinals of Taylor County.

After Tuesday night’s disappointing, 3-2 setback at Southwestern, Hamilton’s club came back, and came back strong last night at Clara Morrow Field, taking out Taylor County by a final score of 5-0.

Yes, the Lady Jumpers responded, and responded in a very positive fashion after the disappointing loss earlier in the week to the Lady Warriors.

“I thought my seniors did an excellent job of stepping up tonight and leading our team,” stated a very happy Hamilton, after watching his club improve to 4-2-1 on the season with last night’s victory.

“I was very pleased with what we did differently tonight, compared to the Southwestern game, in the sense that we attacked every ball, and we attacked every 50-50 ball as well,” continued the Lady Jumper head coach. “We played with some enthusiasm, and I thought Kara Daughetee woke up tonight and had a great game. She didn’t score any goals, but I think she created a lot for her teammates, and our ball movement tonight was the thing I was the most pleased with.”

Jenny Tan got Somerset on the scoreboard first, with her first of two goals on the night, with 15:35 left in the opening half of play.

With just under five minutes left in the first half, Andrea Lange’s score gave Hamilton’s club a 2-0 lead at the half.

Early in the second half, the Lady Jumpers doubled that advantage in a matter of seconds.

With 31:53 left in the contest, Tan’s second goal of the evening gave Somerset a 3-0 lead, and just 32 seconds later, Polly West scored the first of her two goals in the game, making it 4-0 in favor of the home team.

West scored again, inside the game’s final two minutes, rounding out the scoring for a 5-0 Lady Jumper victory, and a win giving Hamilton the answer he was looking for; the Lady Jumpers roared back.

“If we play the rest of the year like we did tonight, and move the ball, and go to the ball, and do the things that we did tonight, we can play with a lot of people that’s on our schedule,” said Hamilton. “We’ve already proven that we can play with Boyle County, and Southwestern’s got a good team, and in the second half the other night I thought we showed what we could do with them.”

“I think we’re going to be competitive,” continued the Lady Jumper coach. “Honestly, I look down at the rest of our schedule, and we may suffer a loss or two here or there, because it’s hard to win every game. My main concern is to not worry about the won-loss record, but instead, my main concern is how well we are playing when we enter district play. To me, that’s what really matters.”

The Lady Jumpers, 4-2-1 on the season, and 0-1 in district play after Tuesday’s loss at Southwestern, will swing back into action next Tuesday night at Clara Morrow Field, hosting a huge, district contest.

Somerset will take on the Lady Lakers of Russell County in a game that will start at 6 p.m.

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