, Corbin, KY

July 17, 2013

Lady Cardinals hit the ground running, Corbin, KY

CORBIN — By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer

LONDON — The South Laurel Lady Cardinals’ soccer team has wasted little time getting things started coming off the KHSAA’s mandated dead-period.

South Laurel head coach Todd White said his team spent the latter part of last week at a camp at the University of Kentucky and after watching his squad play several scrimmages, he likes what he’s seen already.

“We just got back from the UK camp and we had a really good camp for it to be so early,” White said. “We played West Jessamine several times and we were able to beat them once, so that was very pleasing to us.

“The closest we’ve been able to play to West Jessamine in the past is usually four or five to nothing, so to be able to score against them every game is a big plus for our squad,” he added. “It’s very early, but to be able to start as well as we did in that camp is very exciting.”

White and company are coming off an elite eight appearance in the state tournament, where they were knocked off 4-0 by the state’s top-ranked team in Notre Dame. Considering the level of play, White said he was pleased despite the loss and expects his team to build from the experience.

“We could have went in there and gotten mercy-ruled, but our kids hung tough with Notre Dame,” White said. “In the past that would have been an ugly game, but because we had played a tough schedule I think we were able to hang in with them.”