The Warren County Middle School soccer team suffered a tough 1-0 loss Saturday to rival Coffee County. The Lady Pioneers looked to get back on track in the Central Tennessee Conference.
WCMS coach Matt Walker said, “We did enough to win against Coffee County and we just could not put a ball in the goal. My defense played great in that game, we just could not finish.”
On Tuesday evening in McMinnville, WCMS overwhelmed the White County defense and unleashed its offensive arsenal for an 11-0 win. With the loss still fresh, coach Walker’s pre-game speech was about coming out early against a young White County team and finding the back of the net.
Only a couple of minutes into the game, Kade Wilcher passed the ball to Samantha Ramsey as she streaked inside the defender. Ramsey booted a shot on the run for the finish and a 1-0 WCMS lead.
Just three minutes later, Savannah Cox took aim and fired from 25 yards that snuck past the keeper for a 2-0 lead. WCMS took a trip inside the box on a White County penalty 10 minutes into the game. Makenna Mason pulled the trigger on a penalty kick and shot the ball past the White County keeper for a 3-0 advantage with plenty of time left in the first half.
WCMS continued its dominance on defense and the ball rarely moved past midfield. Mason, with a perfect pass, found Ramsey on the run and Ramsey fired into the back of the net for her second goal. The Lady Pioneers led 4-0 with five minutes left in the half.
Katie Toney added to the scoring action when she drilled an unassisted goal followed by Sarai Ruiz when she scored off a pass from Alexa Linares to give the home team a 6-0 halftime advantage.
Coach Walker said, “At halftime, we discussed minimizing the little mistakes and working on some things we have been doing in practice. We also wanted to make sure key reserves got plenty of game experience to prepare them for the grueling schedule in September.”
The Lady Pioneers kept their foot on the gas and continued to fire on all cylinders. Cox picked up two more goals to record a hat trick. Mason added her second goal of the game and Lady Pioneer, Julia Taylor got her first goal of the season. Emory Anish found pay dirt as well when she fired a ball into the back of the net. The Lady Pioneer offense was on full display and WCMS defeated White County by a final score of 11-0.
Coach Walker added, “I cannot stress enough the job that our defense has done so far this season. Through five games, they have allowed only one goal which is definitely a major part of our success. After getting shut down by Coffee County, we really needed a game like this to keep our confidence high on the offensive end. The girls have now scored 29 goals in their first five games which is remarkable at any level.”
The Lady Pioneers will be at home Sept. 17 versus Algood with a game time scheduled for 5:30 p.m. It will also be eighth grade night for the Lady Pioneers.