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Lady Ads capture 4-AAA tourney


Farragut High School sophomore Lilly Moore will long remember the 2011 District 4-AAA girls soccer championship match.

Moore scored a pair of goals in the Lady Ads’ 5-2 victory over rival Bearden Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Farragut Soccer Stadium.

“It was great to score that first goal,” said Moore, who scored in the seventh minute to set the tone for Farragut’s first district tournament title since 2006. “We’ve worked so hard and this just feels great.”

And Moore wasn’t finished. She tallied again on a breakaway in the 74th minute and sealed the victory that ended five years of frustration for the Lady Ads.

“I think this was our time,” said senior all-state midfielder Rachael Clark, who finished with two assists. “Winning the district brings you a great feeling.

“We pretty much controlled the game and we took it to them.”


The Lady Admirals (19-0-2) started fast as Katie Cloud added an unassisted goal less than a minute after Moore’s first tally. It stayed 2-0 through halftime.

Farragut head coach Dennis Lindsay said it was important for his squad to start fast. The Admirals, who defeated the Bulldogs 3-1 in the regular-season meeting, got off to a sluggish start in that tilt.

“We played well tonight,” Lindsay said. “I have no complaints tonight and we played great defense.

“Bearden is a great team and they’ve been scoring hundreds of goals against everybody else.”

The Lady Admirals took a 3-0 lead early in the second half when Skylar Brewer buried a shot past Bearden goalkeeper Katie Cottrell. Brewer tallied off a free kick by Joanda Parchman.

Junior Chelsea Jordan extended Farragut’s advantage to 4-0 in the 63rd minute. Clark was credited with an assist.

The Lady Bulldogs (16-3-1) finally got on the scoreboard when Brennan Day chipped one past Farragut netminder Katy Hill in the 71st minute to pull the visitors to within 4-1.

“Hat’s off to Farragut,” BHS head coach Eric Turner said. “They’re a great team, but the thing that’s disconcerting about this is that we just didn’t show up. ... Outside of our goalie making a couple of big plays, I really can’t find anything positive about this.

“You can’t chase the game and it’s been a long time since we’ve been humiliated like this. They really took it to us. They kicked our butts tonight.”

Moore, a relative newcomer to the Bearden-Farragut rivalry, scored her second goal of the match in the 74th minute. Clark was credited with an assist.

“It’s been a four or five-year lay-off around here but we’re coming back,” Lindsay said. “We played well and we really started to come together against West [in the district semifinals early last week].

“We have five seniors on the team and I’m sure this really feels great for them. We really came out ready to play.”

Gabrielle Gianeselli pulled the Lady Bulldogs to within 5-2 in the 77th minute.

 

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