New management seems to be producing the same results for the Warren County Middle School girls soccer team.
Lyndi Dodd has the Lady Pioneers rolling in her first year at the helm. Warren County improved to 4-1 this season on Thursday, winning its home debut 4-1 over Tullahoma.
Bailey Bundy scored twice and Bekah Jackson and Claire Colvard each found the net once as the Lady Pioneers continued to show why they have been the class of the Central Tennessee Conference for several years.
“I’ve been really pleased with the way the team has played,” said Dodd. “We have a few breakdowns here and there, but the girls are passing and finishing really well. We’re getting contributions from everybody offensively.”
Bundy proved to be the focal point of the attack Thursday.
The Lady Pioneer speedster had the lone goal of the first half, then got back to work when the second half resumed. On a wet field, Bundy made the defense look like it was running in mud as she zipped by Tullahoma players.
Bundy found the back of the net just three minutes into the second half, splitting a pair of defenders and rocketing a shot past the Tullahoma keeper.
The Lady Pioneers were back on the board less than a minute later.
Warren County seized control of the kickoff and immediately fired a pass deep into the Tullahoma zone. Jackson was able to run down the lead pass and bully past a defender for an open look. Her shot was too hot to handle, slipping through the hands of the Tullahoma keeper to make it 3-0.
Colvard was in the right place at the right time for her score. Warren County had another shot get right to the net, though the ball was knocked aside by the Tullahoma keeper. The bouncing ball rolled down the line, allowing Colvard to run in and tap it across for the team’s third goal in an eight-minute stretch.
Warren County lost its shutout in the final 10 seconds, though the late goal didn’t impact the outcome.
The Lady Pioneers get a shot at conference rival Shelbyville Harris Thursday at home. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at the WCHS soccer field.