Wednesday, October 24, 2012
- by B.B. Branton
Summer Lanter and Miranda Smith combined for five goals as Soddy Daisy defeated visiting Coffee County, 7-3, Tuesday in a Region 3 semifinal girls soccer match.
Warren County stopped Ooltewah, 5-1, in the other semifinal match.
The victorious Trojans – who travel to Warren County on Thursday for the Region 3 title – got off to another fast start as Smith scored from Lanter in the second minute and again in the 14th minute from Kelsey Henry for a 2-0 lead.
Lanter scored three of the next four goals – Kaley Henry scored the other – for a 6-0 halftime lead.
The Smith duo of Natalie and Miranda had two assists each.
Megan Weller (assist Natalie Smith) scored the final Trojan goal in the 44th minute.
Coffee County then put up a three-spot on the board in the final 24 minutes as Katie Reid scored on a penalty kick (56th minute) and another goal (assist, Alex Ellison) in the 73rd minute. Reid also assisted on Sarah Monroe’s goal in the 58th minute.
“Soddy Daisy played the ball well and we were out-manned tonight,” said Coffee County coach David Amado.
Trojan coach Moises Drumond stated, “We played okay on offense as I am more concerned with execution rather than a lot of goals.
“We have to improve on our defensive stops and fix that before Thursday’s match. We didn’t do the little things well tonight compared to how we played in last Thursday’s win against Ooltewah.”
Trojan assistant coach Zac Dolberry said, “From now on we have to step on the field and at the end of the match with no regrets.”
Henry Sisters: Kelsey Henry had an assist on Soddy Daisy’s second goal and twin sister Kaley scored her first career goal in the 36th minute for a 5-0 lead.
Soddy Daisy 7, Coffee County 3
SD – Miranda Smith (Summer Lanter), 1-0 … 2nd minute
SD – M. Smith (Kelsey Henry) 2-0 … 14th minute
SD – Lanter (M. Smith), 3-0 … 28th minute
SD – Lanter (M. Smith), 4-0 … 32nd minute
SD – Kaley Henry (Natalie Smith), 5-0 … 36th minute
SD – Lanter (N. Smith), 6-0 … stoppage time, first half
SD – Megan Weller (N. Smith), 7-0 … 44th minute
CC – Katie Reid (free kick), 7-1 … 56th minute …
CC – Sarah Monroe (Reid), 7-2 … 58th minute
CC – Reid (Alex Ellison), 7-3 … 72nd minute
Records: Soddy Daisy 16-2-3 Coffee County (14-6-1)
This is the first year in which Coffee County has ever advanced past the district tournament …
Thursday’s Region Finals: Region 3 - Soddy Daisy at Warren County
Warren County and SD tied 5-5 at Warren County on Oct. 9 … WC is 7-0-1 since a 2-0 loss to Siegel no Sept. 24 … SD is 8-0-1 since a 4-1 loss to Oak Ridge on Sept. 20
Good Quote: Coffee County coach David Amado said, “ Warren County has more speed … Soddy Daisy has more skill. It will be an interesting match on Thursday and we will be there.”
Region 4 Finals: Blackman at Siegel
Saturday – Sectionals … Thursday's winners host … Saturday's winner's across the state advance to state final 8 next week.
Interesting Score: No. 16 Knox Catholic won at No.2 Oak Ridge, 2-1 on PKs … teams had played to 1-1 tie at start of season … Knox Catholic at No.1 Farragut Thursday
AAA Defending Champion Franklin (No.3) def. McGavock 8-0 and plays No.4 Brentwood Thursday
Goals: SD, 7-3
Shots: SD, 17-8
Saves: CC – Ashlyn Ellegde (13), SD – Baylee Burk (5), Sydney Burton (3)
Kudos: Elledge had three good stops, Burk deflected away a difficult shot and Burton made two good stops.
Goal Kicks: CC, 13-2
Corner Kicks: 3-3
Crosses: SD, 8-5
Fouls: SD, 6-5
Free Kicks: CC, 8-6
Hand Balls: 1-1
Offsides: SD, 1-0
Throw-Ins: CC, 33-32
Penalty Kicks/Made: CC, 1-1 SD, 0-0:
Yellow Cards: SD (Baylee Burk)
Red Cards: None
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