TOP PHOTO: Lady Cougar Freshman Alejandra Fernandez battles a Lady Bobcat.

By Amber Cowell

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The Lady Cougars hosted Central Thursday evening for their district opener.

Campbell spent most of the match on defense as Central’s offense was almost unstoppable with their first goal coming in the 4th minute.  Goals two, three, four and five all came within the first fifteen minutes.

It was a busy night in Thursday’s match against Central for Freshman Keeper Alie Jessee.

Due to the heat index, a water break is required every twenty minutes.  When the water break ended, Central was awarded a yellow card for a flagrant tripping foul against Junior Madison Mitchell.  The free kick did not result in a goal however.  Central scored once more and ended the half leading 6-0.

Freshman Allison Kennedy works to defends against the Lady Bulldogs of Central.

The second half brought much of the same although with more fouls called on the Bobcats for a myriad of infractions.  The Lady Cougars were subject to tripping, pushing and high kicks all resulting in free kicks.  Although, the final score was 0-9, the Lady Cougars never retaliated against the Bobcats and never gave up, and this is something the squad can be proud of.  

“Looking forward, we had no injuries and got a look at a team ranked high in the state.  I was glad to get all my players into the game as we continue to build our program,” Coach Hill commented after the match.  “I’m excited to see our girls put tonight behind them, rest up, and get after it next week!”

Casey Clark, a senior Campbell defender, fights for the control of the ball during Thursday’s match.

Campbell County hosts Union County Monday at 6:30 pm. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/25/2023-6AM)