LFO girls heating up on the pitch
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