6AAA soccer tourney starts Monday
By Sparta Live | October 13, 2013 12:00 am
The District 6AAA soccer tournament gets underway Monday with the quarterfinal round.
The Warriorettes, who captured the number three seed for the tournament, will host sixth seeded, Cumberland County (3-8-1, 0-5) Monday at 6 p.m. at Warrior Stadium.
The other quarterfinal round will have fourth seeded Rhea County (6-8-1, 2-3) hosting fifth seed, Stone Memorial (4-9-1, 1-4).
WCHS comes into Monday’s contest with an overall record of 6-7. They went 3-2 in the district. In the regular season meeting between the Warriorettes and the Lady Jets, WCHS captured the 3-0 win in Crossville. Fred Demers, Autumn Ferree and Sarah Webb each scored a goal in the game. Jerrica Swift, the WCHS goalkeeper, notched one of her three shutouts.
Demers leads the team in scoring this season with 21 goals. Ferree is second with five goals.
Coach Amber Lannom talked about what it will take for her team to be successful in the tournament, “The biggest key is to maintain our focus to first play a hard fought game against Cumberland County on Monday. Then if we win, we will have to go up against a strong Warren County team. Our ultimate goal is to make it to Thursday’s championship game and that is going to take everything these girls have to make it happen. We can do it if we play together as a team, remain focused on our goals and step on the field like this could be it. This is a very special group of young ladies that I couldn’t be more proud of their accomplishments this season and expect great things in the post season.”
The semifinals are set for Tuesday. If the Warriorettes win, they will travel to McMinnville to take on second seeded, Warren County 914-3, 4-1). The Lady Pioneers defeated WCHS 6-1 in the regular season.
Top seeded, Cookeville (13-3-2, 5-0), will host the winner of the Rhea/Stone Memorial game.
The championship game on Thursday will be played at the site of the higher seeded team.