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Lady Pioneers earn spot in title game
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Senior Katie Toney controlled the ball against Shelbyville defenders throughout the match, and was part of a big 1-2 punch offensively with teammate Bekah Jackson in the background. - photo by Brad Durham

The Lady Pioneer high school soccer team beat Shelbyville 3-0 Tuesday night in the first match of the TSSAA District 6AAA Tournament. The win put Warren County in the district championship at Winchester against Franklin County on Thursday night as the Southern Standard was going to print. The score will be posted on the Southern Standard’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, and in-depth coverage will be in Sunday’s newspaper.

Shelbyville was probably not prepared for the Lady Pioneers’ quick start. Warren County scored two goals within the first three minutes of the match. 

Bekah Jackson scored on an assist from Katie Toney within the first two minutes of the first half, and Breezy Wanamaker scored the second goal about a minute later.

Toney scored the third and final goal on a booming kick from about 20-25 yards from dead center of the field that sailed over everyone’s heads into the net. It was a convincing win that pitted Warren County against Franklin County for the third time this season. Warren County lost the first two.


PLAYER COMMENTS

After the match against Shelbyville, a few Lady Pioneers discussed the match.

Senior forward Breezy Wanamaker discussed making her goal and playing Franklin County. Breezy said, “We just tried to get a foot on the goal. It came from the side, and I finished it. I am glad to win and have two more matches for the season. I am excited to play Franklin County again. I want to beat them.”

Sophomore keeper Brooklyn Wanamaker did a great job saving shots during the game. During the first half, Brooklyn was very aggressive coming out from the goal to stop Shelbyville’s attacks. 

Afterwards, Wana-maker was asked about her aggressive performance in the first half and she replied, “It is just something that happened. The defense did a good job, and I was not seeing a lot of shots. I think we are strong enough to beat Franklin County.”

Senior forward Katie Toney discussed how the Lady Pioneers attacked Shelbyville early and the third match of the season against Franklin County. 

Toney said, “We started the game intense. When you start intense, it is good for the team. I think they were not ready for us. I think our team has to go out and do our best (against Franklin County).”