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Cascade crushes Cornersville

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Shelbye Stacy wins a ball near midfield and sets up a cross pass to Karly Grissom for an attack run at the Cornersville goal.
(T-G Photo by Chris Siers)
WARTRACE -- Having been dealt a couple of tough losses last week to Page and Coffee County, the Cascade Lady Champions were looking for an opportunity to hang some big numbers on the scoreboard.

Needless to say, they brought out the big guns in a 10-1 thumping over Cornersville on Monday evening.

While it was a huge win on the scoreboard, the Lady Champs were able to work in several youngsters to gain valuable experience, not only in time on the field, but setting an early tone in the momentum.

"I started out with a younger group out there. We have 10 seniors, so it's important for them (younger players) to get in and get that time. It's a lot different to go in and start the game and set the pace," said Cascade coach Monica Lewis.

Karly Grissom helped set that tone with her solid first half performance. She drilled a shot to the back of the net just under four minutes of play for the first score of the night with the assist from Juli Jones.

Jones tallied a goal of her own a few minutes later to put Cascade up 2-0.

Cornersville answered with a score at the 28:15 mark, but the Lady 'Dawgs couldn't come up with an answer for Grissom who completed her first-half hat trick with two more goals to give Cascade the 4-1 lead heading into the break.

While the quick-strike offense was explosive in the first half, the Lady Champs kicked the scoring into another gear in the second half and found the back of the net six more times before the final whistle blew.

Grissom accounted for her fourth goal of the match, while senior Haley Edmondson scored on a pair of second-half goals.

Tori Slater, Abby Jett, and Courtnie Carter each scored for Cascade to power the 10-1 victory.

With the Lady Champs piling up the goals, Lewis credited a stout defense for helping allow the scores to happen.

"(Our) defense played well. I think this was the best team game that we played. There was a lot of good teamwork and good touches. Cornersville kept it moving," Lewis said.

Cascade still has a lot of work this week with matches against Summit this afternoon and arch-rival Community on Thursday.

"I feel like it's going to be a competitive game (against Summit), but the big game is going to be Community. That's going to be an interesting game," Lewis said.

Match time is set for 6:30 p.m. this evening at Summit.

Cornersville 4 6 -- 10

Cascade 1 0 -- 1

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