Soddy Daisy Soccer Tops Ooltewah, 5-1

Soni Whalen Scores Twice

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Sophomore midfielder Soni Whalen scored two goals and senior Baylee Burk had a goal and an assist to lead Soddy Daisy to a 5-1 District 5-AAA girls soccer win against host Ooltewah Tuesday night.

Carly Pifer and Kelsey Henry also scored for the victorious Trojans.

Ooltewah's goal came in the 76th minute by Olivia Tawzer.

Soddy Daisy improves to 3-2-1 overall and 1-0-0 in District 5 AAA, while the Owls are 2-3-0 overall an 0-1-0 in the district.

"It was a good win overall for our first district match," said Soddy Daisy coach Moises Drumond.

"We are at our best when we work quickly, play two touch, play the ball wide and serve in the middle. When we did this we were able to score from several spots on the field."

18th Birthday: Ooltewah senior Mallorie Meneley turned 18 today ... a four-year starter and two-year captain ... active in FCA.  "Mallorie is one of our most consistent players the past four years ... she reads the game really well," said Ooltewah coach Richard Adolph.

"We worked hard the entire match and our players were rewarded with the nice goal at the end," said Ooltewah coach Richard Adolph. "We appreciate the support of our fans and it was exhilarating score at the end."

Tough in the Net: Ooltewah goalkeeper Kendall Goodwin made three diving stops among her 10, first half saves.

Next Match: Tues. Sept. 9 - Soddy Daisy at Cleveland; Ooltewah vs. CSTHEA

Match Statistics

Goals: Soddy Daisy, 5-1

Goalie Saves: Ool, 14-3

Shots: SD, 36-5

Corners: SD, 8-0

Fouls: SD, 4-1

Hand Balls Ool, 2-0

Free Kicks: Ool, 4-3

Goal Keepers: SD Sydney Burten (3 saves), Ool Kendall Goodwin (14 saves), Jordan Rahn

Soddy Daisy 5, Ooltewah 1

SD 2 - 3 -- 5

Ool 0 - 1 -- 1

SD - Kelsey Henry from Baylee Burk, 1-0, 2nd minute

SD - Carly Pifer unassisted, 2-0, 12th minute

SD - Soni Whaen from Grace Sims, 3-0, 50th minute

SD - Burk from Anna Lanter, 4-0, 61st minute

SD - Whalen from Olivia Gore, 5-0, 67th minute

Ool - Olivia Tawzer unassisted, 5-1, 76th minute

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