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Mid-season slump,’ injuries two things Lindsay hoping FHS overcomes quickly

Though generally pleased with his team’s season to date — having the No. 1-ranked Class AAA soccer team in Tennessee with an 11-2 record — Farragut High School head coach Dennis Lindsay said his team has hit a “mid-season slump.”

But the Lady Ads nevertheless picked up two victories last week, including a hard-fought 1-0 victory against arch-rival and No. 8-ranked Bearden at BHS Sept. 14 (See related story on this page for details).

“It was a hard-fought game,” Lindsay said. “Our passing game was way off, but Bearden had a lot to do with that. I thought we should have done better.”


Despite a 3-0 win against Greeneville Sept. 15 at FHS, “our passing game was still off, but we were pretty tired from the Bearden game I guess,” Lindsay said. “And Greeneville used the off-side trap (on defense) continuously, which is something we hadn’t seen this year.”

Katie Green’s two goals and one assist led the FHS charge. Emily Beuerlein scored the other goal, while Amy Boyd and Laura Rochford added assists.

Farragut finds itself battling injuries to three key players who have missed all or most of the Bearden and Greeneville games: Apparently the most serious is to midfielder Katy Maurer, whose severely sprained ankle had been in a cast that was expected to be removed sometime late this week according to Lindsay. “I hope she’ll be back by tournament time,” Lindsay said.

All-state forward Sarah Van Sickle has been dealing with what Lindsay described as “back spasms, or something wrong with her back.” Missing the Greeneville game after playing sparingly against Bearden, Lindsay said Van Sickle will “hopefully” be back for this weekend’s Lady Tribe Invitational in Kingsport Friday through Sunday.

Forward/midfielder Julie Kensell, limited by a pulled groin muscle, missed the BHS game and played sparingly against Greeneville. She is expected back this weekend, Lindsay said.


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