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Lady Ads, OR tie; next is BHS-FHS
Bearden wins big twice; Lady Hawks tie Powell

Oak Ridge totally dominated the game’s first 15 minutes — but before you knew it Farragut led 2-0 by cashing in rare chances early.

This high school girls soccer showdown of rivals, at FHS’s Bill Clabo Field Wednesday evening, Sept. 9, became a seesaw affair before ending in a 3-3 tie.

Meanwhile, Bearden (7-1 entering the week) cruised to a pair of wins last week: 7-1 versus West and 6-0 against Greeneville.

Hardin Valley settled for a 2-2 tie against Powell and holds a 5-1-1 record starting this week (more on these teams later in this story).

Looking ahead, the Lady Soccer Dawgs invade FHS tonight, Thursday, Sept. 18, visiting Bill Clabo Field beginning at 7 p.m.

While sharply critical of his team’s start versus OR, Farragut head coach Dennis Lindsay praised junior goalkeeper Rebecca Perkins. “Perkins had a great game. She couldn’t have stopped the goals they scored,” he said.

A pair of Lady Wildcats goals just under the midway part of the second half capped a 3-0 rally to put Oak Ridge up 3-2.

Farragut (4-1-1) responded late. Lauren Ward’s perfectly timed diagonal pass to a breaking Morgan Brandon was converted by Brandon, a 15-yard angled shot tucked inside the right upright, tying the game with 6:40 to play.

While OR (4-2-1) ended with a 16-8 edge in shots on goal, Lindsay said the Wildcats outplayed FHS.

Despite Oak Ridge’s early game dominance, key saves from Perkins plus two saves in front of the net by Farragut junior Allie Randall helped keep OR off the board.

At the 26:05 mark of the first half it was the Lady Admirals — on their first serious scoring opportunity — converting. Rachael Clark’s diagonal pass to from the right sideline found an open Ashley Reveiz, and the junior forward scored from eight yards out.

Farragut made it 2-0 about 10 minutes later when Brandon took a timely pass from Amalie Beltran and scored from 15 yards out with 16:01 left in the half.

Bearden got a hat trick from Samantha Turner to win at West Sept. 9, then senior forward Ashley Howarth scored three goals to beat Greeneville at BHS’s Bruce Allender Field Saturday, Sept. 12.

Two goals from Rebecca Stover and one each from Howarth and Kirsten Bodker helped the BHS cause versus West. Other goals against Greeneville came from Turner (two) and Bodker.

Scoring for HVA against Powell were Allie Kington and Emily Smith.


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