TOP PHOTO: Lady Cougar Junior defensive back, Casey Clark clears the ball with her strong kick against Bell County on Log Mountain.
By Amber Cowell
JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The Lady Cougars had another packed week with two road games and one game at home. See Amber Cowell’s full photo gallery HERE on demand.
Monday night the Cougars traveled to Pineville, KY to take on the Lady Bobcats of Bell County High School. After a mix-up with the KSSAA officials, a 6 o’clock start time became 8 o’clock. This long delay did not seem to hinder the Lady Cougars with a score in the eighth minute by Kylie Ivey from an assist from Zaylyn Ivey. Not to be outdone, Zaylyn wanted a goal of her own, after six shots on goal she was finally successful in the thirty-first and thirty-seventh minute of the first half. The Cougars went into halftime leading 3-0.
The Cougar defense was able to keep the ball across the half line most of the second half giving every forward and some offensive mid-fielders opportunities on goal. Senior Sage Elwin found success twice while Freshman Glenda Davis was able to knee a goal off a corner taken by Elwin. The Lady Cougars left Log Mountain and made their way back down the valley with a win in tow 6-0.
The Cougars were on the road again Tuesday as they found the Carter Hornets on their schedule. The Hornets stung early in the first half and the Lady Cougars could not gain any traction on offense or defense. There were some strong clears from right defensive back, Casey Clark however there wasn’t a Lady Cougar in the vicinity to receive the ball. Carter scored once more before the half.
The Lady Cougars came out with more energy for the second half and had more than double the shots on goal but were unable to score. The defense again had a strong showing only allowing one more goal for the entire match. Campbell County ended the match with a loss 3-0.
Thursday the Powell Panthers came to Campbell County. Powell has a reputation for having a very strong soccer program. From the start the Panthers proved the the reputation that preceded is true. Although taking nearly ten minutes to score, the Panthers had nine shots on target, keeper Kylie Ivey was just very successful in defending her goal. With so many shots on goal available it was inevitable for the scoreboard to eventually reflect their efforts. Powell was able to score a total of seven times in the first half.
The second half was very short as Powell was able to score twice within the first six minutes resulting in a mercy rule – 9-0.
The Junior Varsity squad then had a match which was a more evenly matched game. Kiersten Witherspoon and Cheyenne Davis were both able to score during the first half however Powell matched the Cougars leaving the score 2-2 at the half. The second half found Jenna Stephens in the goal for the first time. She had several nice saves, but one shot did make it by the Freshman. The game ended with Powell defeating CCHS 3-2.
The Lady Cougars travel to Karns Tuesday September 27 @ 6:30. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/23/2022-6AM)