Normally in soccer, the closer a player can get to the goal for a kick, the greater the odds the shot will go in. The Warren County Middle School girls soccer team proved Monday it can score from anywhere on the field.
Ty Ramirez and Livia Walker each scored on shots in excess of 35 yards to help the Lady Pioneers to a 8-0 win over Franklin South Middle School.
Warren County, now 5-1 overall and 4-0 in the Central Tennessee Conference, got started early when Ramirez unleashed a shot from near midfield.
Ramirez’s kick had some pop behind it, as the ball reached the Franklin South keeper’s hands and trickled through to give the Lady Pioneers a 1-0 advantage nine minutes in.
Walker would score moments later when she took a kick from the left corner of the field and dropped the ball into the net on the far side for a 2-0 lead.
Morgan Price would tap in a loose ball in front of the goal for the Lady Pioneers third score 15 minutes into the contest to give Warren County an insurmountable lead.
Madison Mason, the team’s leading scorer, got into the score books with a goal right before halftime to send the Lady Pioneers into the locker rooms leading 4-0.
Warren County picked up right where it left off in the second half. The Lady Pioneers got a penalty kick early in the half and coach Matt Walker chose defender Bethany Porter to take the kick.
Porter knocked home the PK for her first goal of the season and the Lady Pioneers’ fifth against Franklin South. Alana Ortiz used her speed to receive a pass from Walker and score to make it 6-0.
With the Lady Pioneers substituting most of the second half, Mason and Price would each score their second goals as Warren County cruised to an 8-0 victory.
Coach Walker spoke after the game about the team chemistry his Lady Pioneers displayed in picking up another conference victory.
“Anytime six different girls score you have to appreciate the team work and unselfishness that goes into it,” said Walker. “As a coach, nothing makes you prouder than a player putting teammates ahead of themselves.”
The Lady Pioneers will be back in conference action tomorrow when the team travels to Coffee County. Warren County will take on its rival from Manchester at 4 p.m.