Place Ad
Contact Us

Three still unbeaten after Bearden Invitational

Trailing Father Ryan 2-0 at halftime “and looking like we just rolled out of bed” according to the coach, Bearden woke up from a motivational slumber while changing its alignment in the second half Sunday afternoon.

The result was a 3-2 girls soccer victory during the final day of Bearden Invitational play Sept. 5 at BHS's Bruce Allender Field, led by a pair of key offensive cogs helping keep BHS perfect entering the week at 7-0-0.

Meanwhile, Farragut and Knoxville Catholic matched Bearden by going 3-0 during the Invitational and staying unbeaten on the season — the Lady Irish doing so minus three starters and two other key contributors. (More on the Lady Ads and KCHS girls later in story).

Two goals from BHS junior midfielder Rebecca Stover, the second about 18 yards out with 25:12 to play, tied the game before Kristi Granger knocked home the game-winner.

“Rebecca's been playing great all year,” BHS head coach Eric Turner said. “When she gets going, there's very few girls who can stay with her for 80 minutes. The second goal was awesome.”

Granger, a junior forward who assisted Stover's tying goal, scored from about 12-yards out at a sharp angle near the baseline with 14:58 remaining.

“Kristi Granger's emerged to be a great forward, a great complement to [All-state forward] Sam [Turner]," coach Turner added, as Granger recorded back-to-back four-goal games in an 8-1 victory against Christian Academy of Knoxville Wednesday, Sept. 1, and 8-1 win versus Sevier County Sept. 2.

About his team's slow start, “No effort, no heart in the first half, then in the second half they brought it, high intensity,” said coach Turner, whose BHS girls switched to a four-forward, three-midfield alignment in the second half.

With the alignment change, coach Turner said his midfield and defense “had to cover a lot more ground, but we have confidence that our girls are in good enough shape that they can do it.”

In the second half, Bearden was “committed to winning balls, committed to stepping into balls,” coach Turner said.

The coach also praised senior Allison Daniels for a “great game.” Daniels, along with senior Caroline Gianeselli, added one assist.

“In the second half Olivia Gianeselli had a great game; she's had a great weekend for us at the outside half[back],” he said.

Samantha Turner also scored four times against CAK.

Defensively for the week, coach Turner said seniors Kimble Glover and Meagan Yoakley plus junior Monica Kubick “did outstanding jobs.”


Three Invitational wins kept Farragut undefeated (4-0-2) entering the week. The Lady Ads opened with a 3-2 win against Father Ryan Friday as freshman Kate Beuerlein scored late to break a 2-2 tie.

“They played the best soccer of the season,” FHS head coach Dennis Lindsay said about the Ryan game. “My midfield was hustling on both sides of the ball, my forwards were hustling. Just working as a team, everybody working hard to win.”

Freshman Lilly Moore and sophomore Blair Rhodes also scored for FHS, while assists came from Skylar Brewer and Rachael Clark.

The Lady Ads blanked Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett 4-0 Saturday behind goals from senior All-state forward Ashley Reveiz, freshman Katie Cloud, Beuerlein and Rhodes. Brewer assisted twice and Reveiz once.

Sunday's FHS victim was Germantown, 3-1, as Brewer, a junior, joined Beuerlein and Rhodes with goals. Clark had two assists. “We won all three, but we had lapses in intensity at times that kinda bothered me,” Lindsay said. “But we had a good tournament.”

Coach Mark Leader's Lady Irish (6-0-1) capped off a perfect Invitational with a 4-1 win versus McMinn County Sunday, led by two goals from junior Reece McKenzie. Junior Shaun Breslin and sophomore Kathryn Culhane also scored Sunday.

“We're jelling as a team, we're starting to move the ball really well,” Leader said. “We've done well in big games, that's what counts.”

Freshman Molly Dwyer, KCHS leading scorer through seven games, had two assists Sunday. “Molly Dwyer is playing really well,” Leader said. “She's fast, she gives me 80 strong minutes.”

Catholic blanked KD-B 4-0 Friday, then whipped Westside rival Hardin Valley Academy 2-0 Saturday.

Hardin Valley finished 2-1, beating Maryville 2-0 Thursday and Germantown 2-0 Friday.

CAK ended 1-2, wrapping up with a 5-1 win against Germantown Saturday after losing to Greeneville 2-1 Friday.


News | Opinion | Sports | Business | Community | Schools | Obituaries | Announcements
Classifieds | Place Ad | Advertising | Contact Us | Archives | Search

© 2004-2017 farragutpress