Eaglettes set for 8-AAA showdown with Tullahoma
To say that Shelbyville Central's soccer team is peaking at the right time might be a huge understatement.
After starting the season 1-5, the Golden Eaglettes have gone 9-1 over the past 10 games and remain unbeaten in District 8-AAA, setting up the district match of the year with Tullahoma on Saturday night at the Eagle soccer complex.
It will be senior night for five Eaglettes and an event full of activities is planned. The seniors will be honored at 5:30 with the game to start at 6.
The two teams have dominated District 8-AAA over the past several years. No one is surprised that both are undefeated in the district.
"We're anticipating a great night on Saturday," Central coach Neal Gordon said. "That afternoon you can come out and hang around and spend some time with our girls and their families. We will be honoring our seniors and then play Tullahoma for all the marbles. It should be another great matchup."
Shelbyville (10-6, 5-0 8-AAA) has claimed a pair of district wins on the road over the past four days, defeating Franklin County on Tuesday night after rolling to an impressive victory over Lincoln County on Saturday afternoon.
Shelbyville 4, Franklin County 0:The Eaglettes scored all four goals in the first half.
Senior Ashley Molder hit a tremendous goal to put Shelbyville on the board. Hannah Martin, Mary Beth Dickens and Kayla Warren rounded out the scoring.
"We were like gangbusters in the first half but really didn't play that well in the second half," Gordon said. "We played pretty well defensively but allowed Franklin County to enjoy a little bit of the possession. We've been working on our substitution patterns and getting ready for the district tournament."
Stephanie Bobo and Diandra Womble combined for the shutout in goal.
Shelbyville 8, Lincoln County 1: Senior Ashley Smith had a hat trick to lead the Eaglettes.
Warren added a pair of goals while Martin, Kayla Anderson and Hillary Leftrick each scored.
"We really played well in the first half," Gordon said. "It was a great opportunity to get a lot of kids in the game and that's always a plus for us. We gave up a goal late in the game that prevented us from another shutout."
Shelbyville 3, Lincoln County 1 (junior varsity): Anderson netted two goals and Whitney Gordon added the other Saturday.