Grace Advances To Region 3-A/AA Finals

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Three Grace Baptist Academy players scored goals Tuesday night in a region 3-A/AA semifinal game at Camp Jordan, ending the most successful season the East Ridge girls soccer team has ever had.  The 3-0 win gives Grace a shot at the region title on Thursday at McMinn Central.

Holly Badger, Emily Clark and Rachel Carter scored for Grace who led 2-0 at the half.   Clark also had an assist as well as Ebony Ransby. 

"East Ridge is very fast and very physical,"  Grace head coach Gretchen Hammel said after the game. "They fought hard, it is always a good game when we play them and I am always glad to come out on top." 

East Ridge keeper Morgan Monteith had several good saves as well as Grace keeper Abby Bosco.

The East Ridge soccer team won it's first ever district championship last week which was a goal for them at the beginning of the season. 

"We set a goal to win the district championship," East Ridge head coach Jeremy McIntyre said.  "We accomplished that.  Grace is a great team and we are young."

Grace advances to the region final which will be played on Tuesday at McMinn Central.  The Chargerettes beat Grace this past week to win the district championship.

Both teams will also advance to sectional play on Saturday.

" Today was about tuning us and bringing us together for the next step,"  Hammel said. "We are trying to build to the state and hopefully this will give us some confidence for that." 

MCMINN CENTRAL 5 HIXSON 0  McMinn Central won big in their semifinal match against Hixson. 


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