The WCHS Lady Pioneer varsity soccer team defended their home turf Tuesday night against speedy Soddy Daisy, but in the end it was the Lady Trojans claiming a 1-0 win.
Soddy Daisy scored its one goal late in the first half when they were able to hit the net off a deflection from an initial save on the attack. Warren County played all-out 80 minutes, having several scoring opportunities, but was unable to notch a goal before time expired.
“I was very proud of our girls and the way they competed,” said Warren County coach Todd Wilmore. “They never gave up until the final horn.”
Aggressive on defense, the Lady Pioneers prevented several near-scores by the Lady Trojans, staying competitive the entire contest.
“Soddy Daisy has incredible speed across the board, which put a lot of pressure on us,” Wilmore said. “But we were able to hang in there and compete.”
In earlier JV soccer action, offsetting scores in the second half were still there at the final whistle for a 1-1 tie.
The second half began with Soddy Daisy scoring when Lady Pioneer defenders deflected the ball back toward their own goal and the Soddy Daisy attacker played it into the back of the net.
“That score appeared to wake our JV squad up,” said Wilmore.
Warren County struck back as Savannah Cox carried the ball wide and toward the end line, playing the ball back toward the top of the 18-yard box where Sam Ramsey controlled the pass and hit a beautiful shot in the back of the net.
Continuing to press the Lady Trojans, the Lady Pioneers weren’t able to find the net again resulting in a tie.
The varsity soccer team played at home last night against district rival Cumberland County. Results were not available at press time. Senior night will be Tuesday, Oct. 4, against Franklin County beginning at 7 p.m. after the JV game at 5 p.m.