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Lady Pioneers, Owls fit to be tied
Natalie Reed gets ready to play a ball in a previous game. Reed and the Lady Pioneers tied with the Ooltewah Lady Owls on Thursday night, 0-0.

The WCHS Lady Pioneer soccer team was back on the road Thursday night as it traveled to Ooltewah to take on the Lady Owls, who came into the game 5-0-1.
The Lady Pioneers were looking to start a new winning streak, after suffering a loss against Coffee County at home Tuesday night, 4-0.
The Lady Pioneers ultimately tied Ooltewah 0-0 after the final whistle was blown to muster a little momentum heading into the first district matchup against White County this Tuesday night.
Lady Pioneer head coach Todd Willmore had this to say about the team’s play against a powerful Ooltewah team.
“We were a little sluggish during the first half, but had several opportunities to score from corner kicks.  Unfortunately, we were unable to convert.  We also had a shot hit the post and rebound away. The second-half effort was much better on our part.”
Willmore added, “At least 85 percent of the half was played on our attacking end of the field. We did a nice job defensively stepping to 50/50 balls and playing them back to our attacking players. We had numerous chances to score from both corner kicks and shots on goal, two of which were in the last two minutes.”
Willmore concluded, “However, we could not find the back of the net. It’s tough to play well in the second half and not come away with a win. Hopefully, we can get on track Tuesday against White County, which is our first district match of the season.”
The Lady Pioneers matchup with the Warriorettes is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday night at WCHS, where they will look to carry over the momentum from the hard-fought battle against the Lady Owls.