TOP PHOTO: Senior Zaylyn Ivey of the Campbell Lady Cougars is never shy to get physical to win a play on ball.

By Amber Cowell

KNOXVILLE, TN (WLAF) – The Lady Cougars traveled to Karns Tuesday night for their last road game of the regular season.  Being Karns’ Senior Night the Beavers were geared up from the whistle.  The Cougars started on their back foot as Karns was able to score three times within the first fifteen minutes.  Midway in the first half the Cougars began to play more aggressively and played the player and not the ball which led to success with Senior Cheyenne Davis being able to score.  The half ended with the Beavers leading 4-1. See the full photo gallery HERE from Amber Cowell.

Although the Lady Cougars continued to play aggressively during the second half and had more opportunities on goal, the Beavers were able to score five more times before Cheyenne Davis scored once more late in the second half. The match ended with The Lady Cougars falling 2-10.

Lady Cougar Junior Emily Cowell breaks up a Karns attack.

The Cougar squad has not had much depth from the beginning of the season.  The season started with a total of twenty-two players, the team has continued to thin due to injuries and sickness.  Recently, two varsity starters have found themselves out for the season, Junior Harley Smith with a meniscus injury and Junior Jordan Asher with a knee injury.  With the roster becoming smaller as the season progresses, head coach Jason Austin has had to become creative with his line up.  Tuesdays game was no exception with two Freshmen playing goal keeper for their first time.  Braley Schroeder and Jenna Stephens both accepted the challenge of defending the goal in what most people agree to be the highest pressured position on the pitch.  With this being their first showing, both players did an excellent job.

Campbell Freshman Braley Schroeder didn’t show any nerves as she found herself in goal for the first time.

The Lady Cougars have three home games left for the regular season, the team hosts J. Frank White Academy Thursday evening. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/28/2022-6AM)