Panthers shut out ’Canes

INVERNESS — For the better part of the first half, it appeared to be something of a duel between Lecanto’s quick-footed striker Taylor Christian and acrobatic Citrus goalkeeper Elizabeth Rinaldi.

Christian put three of her five shots in the game on Rinaldi during the first half alone while trying to score off some pretty heart-stopping breakaway situations.

Ultimately, Christian’s ethic paid off in the 26th minute as she scored Lecanto’s first goal on the way to a 3-0 shutout win over the Citrus Hurricanes on Friday evening at Hurricane Stadium.

Lecanto (13-4-1 overall) has won both meetings against the Hurricanes (9-7) this season, shutting the Lady ’Canes out 4-0 as well in their Dec. 3 contest.  more