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Pioneers can't get on scoreboard in Cookeville
Jakob Morin, left, and goalkeeper J.D. Keele do everything possible to keep this shot out of the net Thursday at Cookeville in the district championship game.

Warren County had a tough time in Cookeville on Thursday on both the diamond and the pitch. Besides playing the baseball championship game in Cookeville, the WCHS soccer team was just a block away on the Cav soccer field.
The Cookeville soccer team played a break-out game and defeated Warren County by shutout, 6-0.
“Last night we played a tough team,” said WCHS soccer coach Orion Smith. “Cookeville is always a powerhouse but the boys played great last night. To be district runners-up two years in a row is a great achievement for us.”
Cookeville applied the pressure in the first half, scoring with an offense that was quick and accurate. Later in the game, Warren County tried to push forward, but the Cookeville defense was as strong as on the other side of the field and the Pioneer possessions were short-lived.
Even with the loss to Cookeville, making it to the district championship earns Warren County a trip to regionals next week.
“We play Cleveland on Tuesday, and with our strengths and Cleveland’s weaknesses it should be a good matchup for both teams. We are looking for redemption from last year’s semifinal regional game,” said Smith. “I expect to play Cookeville again in the regional final Thursday, May 18, setting high goals for our team as we can achieve whatever we put our minds to.”