Lady Pioneers Win District 6A/AA Title In Overtime

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - by Hollie Webb

The East Ridge Lady Pioneers won the District 6 A-AA girls soccer championship against the host Hixson Lady Wildcats Thursday night in overtime 4-2.

After going the entire game with both teams only scoring on penalty kicks, the Pioneers finally took the lead in the first half of overtime. In the second half of overtime, the Pioneers scored twice and the Wildcats scored the final goal. 

During regulation time, East Ridge scored in the first half on a penalty kick by Abby Sweatman. With minutes left, Hixson tied the game on a penalty kick by Samantha Green.

Sweatman would score again in overtime to give East Ridge a 2-1 lead.  East Ridge would take a 4-1 lead with goals by Jauna Luarca and Kelby Fryar. 

Hixson's Samantha Green scored the final goal.

This is the first district championship for East Ridge and the win reverses a 2-1 loss to Hixson earlier in the season.  

Region Semis - Tues. Oct. 22 -- East Ridge will host Grace next Tuesday and Hixson will travel to McMinn Central for the region semifinals with the finals set for next Thursday. 

Records: East Ridge (8-6), Hixson (11-5-2)

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