Baylor, GPS, CCS Advance To State Soccer Semifinals

All Three Teams Will Play Thursday In Murfreesboro

Saturday, October 20, 2018
The Baylor girls after earning a win in Memphis.
The Baylor girls after earning a win in Memphis.
Baylor traveled to Briarcrest in Memphis on Saturday to compete for a Division II-AA final four spot.  After play to a 0-0 tie in the first half, Baylor would find itself down 1-0 in the 63rd minute when Anna Strong scored off a corner kick. 

That lead did not last long as Ara Rhodes scored the game tying goal one minute later off an Avery David corner kick. Two minutes later, Baylor took the lead on a Mya McGee goal assisted by Aliya Cooper. Baylor would hold off ECS to earn the 2-1 win.  

"We knew Briarcrest was going to be very good," Baylor head coach Curtis Blair said.
"We would have to defend very well. I am so proud of our girls. That was a total team effort today."

Baylor out shot Briarcrest 6-4. Shannon Urey had four saves for Baylor. Baylor will play Brentwood Academy on Thursday at 4 p.m. CST in the DIvision II-AA state semifinals.   

GPS also advanced with a 3-1 win over visiting St. Benedict. GPS advances to the semifinals and will play Father Ryan at Thursday at 4 p.m. CST.  

In Division II-A, CCS scored two second half goals to beat visiting University School of Jackson 3-0.   Ella Brock scored the first half goal. Laura Beth Turner and Addie Henry scored the second half goals assisted by Kate Dirkse and Katie Davick.  

CCS keepers Lucy Sandhoff and Emily Jipping combined for the shutout.  

CCS outshot USJ 8-5.The Lady Chargers advance to the Division II-A state semifinals and will play ECS on Thursday at 4:30 CST in Murfreesboro.  


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