Notre Dame Tops CCS For District Soccer Title

Irish win 2-1 in 7 A-AA

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

McKenzie Nadeau's goal in the 55th minute proved to be the winner as Notre Dame defeated visiting Chattanooga Christian, 2-1, Thursday night for the district 7 A-AA girls soccer championship.

The Irish took a 1-0 lead in the fourth minute on a goal by Austin Nelson assisted by Sofia Olenchek, but CCS evened the score on an Allie Vannoy goal (Hannah Henry assist) in the 35th minute.

Notre Dame missed an early goal opportunity when Nadeau put her penalty kick wide left in the first two minutes of the match, but she made up for it with the winner 50 plus minutes later. 

"This is a great rivalry and usually our matches come down to a one goal difference as the two teams are evenly matched," said Notre Dame coach Jim Schermerhorn.

In the last five years, only two of 13 matches have been decided by more than one goal.

"We scored early and then backed off and let CCS back in the match," said Schermerhorn. "We talked at halftime about picking up the pace and we were able to control most of the final 40 minutes of play."

Notre Dame (7-6-4) was on the offense early in the second half as CCS goalkeeper Kendra Jolly stopped a crossing shot in the 47th minute, and 30 seconds later a Notre Dame shot hit the cross bar.

Notre Dame goalkeeper Taylor Green made a diving stop of Charger shot in the 67th minute and then the Irish continued the pressure late with four good shots on goal and then withstood a late CCS attack.

For CCS (8-7-4), it was the little mistakes that made the difference.

"We have a young defense and we had a few break downs which led to their scores," said CCS coach Cal Sneller.

"We played hard, but were a little frustrated in that we could not score more goals." 

What's Next in Playoffs:

Tues Oct. 22 - Notre Dame hosts Murfreesboro Central Magnet (12-7-1) a region semifinal ...

 CCS travels to Merrol Hyde Magnet (15-1-2)...

Merrol Hyde def. Central Magnet, 3-0 for Dist. 8 A-AA title

Thurs. Oct. 24 - the two region semifinal winners meet for region title ...

if Tuesday winners are ND and CCS, then the teams meet again at Notre Dame

Thursday winner hosts sectional on Sat. Oct. 26 ... region final loser travels.

 

Statistics:

Goals: ND, 2-1

Goal Saves: CCS (Kendra Jolly), 6-3    ND GK (Taylor Green)

Shots: ND, 18-11

Corners: 1-1

Fouls: ND, 9-4

Hand Balls: ND, 1-0

Off Sides CCS, 1-0

Free Kicks: CCS, 10-5

Headers Won: ND, 25-23

Yellow Cards: ND (Hannah Dearing)

Halftime: 1-1

ND 2, CCS 1

CCS  1-0 -- 1

ND 1-1 -- 2

Records: ND (7-6-4) CCS (8-7-4)

 

contact B.B. Branton  at William.branton@comcast.net

 

 


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