LFO girls heat­ing up on the pitch

The Catoosa County News - - WORSHIP DIRECTORY - By Robert Mago­bet

The LFO Lady War­riors got a hat trick from Chelsey Lind­sey, two goals from Sydney Moss and one from Han­nah Elle­man in a 6-1 win over North Mur­ray last Tues­day night in Fort Oglethorpe.

The vic­tory was also a mea­sure of re­venge for a 3-2 loss at North Mur­ray ear­lier this month. That match did not count in the re­gion stand­ings.

Head coach Justin But­ler praised Maia Payne and Alyssa Lev­er­ret for lead­ing the de­fense ef­fort. Re­becca Leggett and Jada Smith com­bined to stop 15 shots in goal for the Red-and-White.

In the boys’ match, the Moun­taineers rolled to a 9-0 win.

LFO girls 2, LaFayette 1

The Lady War­riors con­tinue to click on all cylin­ders.

With a home win over the Lady Ram­blers this past Wed­nes­day, LFO im­proved to 6-8 over­all. The Red-and­White have now won three straight and five of their last seven after be­gin­ning the sea­son 1-6.

Both Moss and Lyn­d­sey scored late goals to help LFO pull off the vic­tory.

So­lid­i­fy­ing a phe­nom­e­nal de­fen­sive ef­fort, Leggett was able to make seven saves, while de­fend­ers Lev­er­rett, De­an­dra Rowe and Melina Fa­zlic were able to neu­tral­ize the Lady Ram­bler of­fense to the tune of one goal.

Bai­ley Tarvin scored for LaFayette off an as­sist from Kailee Queen.

The con­certed de­fen­sive ef­fort from the Lady War­riors dropped the Lady Ram­blers to 3-5 on the year.

After fail­ing to score against North Mur­ray there days ear­lier, the War­riors turned the ta­bles around with a win over the Ram­blers this past Fri­day evening in Fort Oglethorpe.

The win put the War­riors at 3-12 over­all.

War­rior coach Ni­cholas Dunn said this win was much needed, and is hope­ful this vic­tory will kin­dle a burn­ing de­sire to put a string of wins to­gether be­fore the sea­son ends in just a few weeks.

“It was huge for us;

we only have two more games left and they are non-re­gion games,” Dunn said. “And hope­fully—one of them is in the county—that will lead to a good win.”

Lead­ing their team to vic­tory was Bryan Cas­tro and Jas­son Ti­cas who both had a goal each. Cas­tro scored in the first 12 min­utes of reg­u­la­tion, while Ti­cas scored his goal in the sec­ond half.

“The first score by Cas­tro was huge in­side the box,” Dunn said. “And then Ja­son had a nice score right out­side the box.”

Goals, of course, are all fine and dandy, but they wouldn’t tran­spire with­out the player who sets their team­mates up for suc­cess. Goals gen­er­ated were as­sisted by Ar­mando Martinez and Ethan Wof­ford.

Over­all, the War­riors en­gen­dered 10 shots on goal.

On the flip side, LFO only gave up one goal, which was scored

by LaFayette’s Austin McKin. A large part of that was be­cause of War­rior goal­keeper Brax­ton Jones, who had seven saves.

“This is his first year for Brax­ton Jones,” Dunn said. “He’s a foot­ball kid that came out just to help me out. This was his first game in the goal. He had a great night in the goal.”

Ring­gold girls win shootout

The Lady Tigers went to yet an­other penalty kick shootout last Tues­day, but this time it was smiles all around for the Blue­and-White as they picked up a re­gion vic­tory over Mur­ray County.

Tied 2-2 after reg­u­la­tion, thanks to a pair of tal­lies by Rachel Beard, Mia Clark and Meg Fin­ney found the net in the shootout, which Ring­gold won by a 2-1 count.

Chainey Watkins had eight saves on the day for the Lady Tigers.

In the boys’ game, the In­di­ans scored a 4-0 win.

LFO’s Edgar Perez jock­eys for po­si­tion with LaFayette’s Matthew New­som dur­ing Fri­day’s clash at Tommy Cash Sta­dium. The War­riors won the match, 2-1. (Ca­toosa County News photo/Scott Herpst)

LFO boys 2, LaFayette 1 Ring­gold 13, Bre­men 0

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