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WCHS soccer blanked by Cookeville
WCHS junior Gwynie Simpson battles with Cookeville attacker Meg Ivey in Tuesday nights game. Ivey had two of the three goals for Cookeville.
In a physical, rivalry matchup Tuesday night, the Lady Pioneers struggled to find a goal against the Cookeville Lady Cavaliers, losing 3-0 in McMinnville.“A poor pass or poor first touch stopped our chances to score,” said WCHS coach Todd Willmore.In the first 35 minutes, the game was back and forth until Cookeville broke down the WCHS defense which resulted in a goal. Being down, the Lady Pioneers continued their will to score, but missed two opportunities on back-to-back corner kicks which brought the first half to an end.In the second half, WCHS controlled the ball well, but with the game getting more physical Cookeville was able to take advantage of the two yellow cards given to the Lady Pioneers. With the advantage, Cookeville soon was able to score off a rebound from a corner kick resulting in a 2-0 game.The Lady Pioneers didn’t stop making efforts to break through the Cookeville defense to score.As the Lady Pioneers were mounting an attack, Cookeville reversed the field quickly to fast break and find the back of the net to end the game with a score of 3-0.