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Penalty hits Eaglettes; Blackman wins 1-0, knocks Central from region

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Shelbyville goalie Katelyn Boyce makes a nice save as Blackman's Courtney Guile moved in on the play.
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SHELBYVILLE -- Shelbyville Central's Cinderella soccer season came to an end in a unfortunate way.

The Eaglettes fell 1-0 to visiting Blackman after the Eaglettes were called for a penalty in the box after a corner kick.

Blackman's Megan Woods' penalty kick found the back of the net for the only score of the game with 14:08 left to play in the first half.

'Hard way to lose'

"It's kind of disappointing that an unfortunate penalty in the first half was the difference in the two teams," Central coach Neal Gordon said. "That's just a hard way to lose a game at this stage of the season."

Despite the loss it's been a great season for the Eaglettes (9-9-4).

After playing a very challenging regular season, this young soccer team peaked at the right time, winning the District 8-AAA Tournament championship after entering the tournament as the third seed with back-to-back wins over Tullahoma and Columbia.

"I'm just so proud of this team, they represented their team and their school in such a positive manner and they really improved as the season went along," Gordon said.

Eaglette senior Bree Horner takes control of the ball from Blackman's Megan Woods.
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Seniors depart

It's the end of the road for a pair of great seniors and teammates in Bree Horner and Heather Groves.

"Bree and Heather did an outstanding of leading this team this year and they both are really going to be missed," Gordon said. "I understand that Jailenn Scott is moving to Florida and we wish her the best success as well."

Talented returnees

Look for the Eaglette soccer team to get better and better over the next few years with the outstanding freshman, sophomore and junior classes coming back as well as a talented eighth grade class coming up as well.

"The future is bright for our program," Gordon said. "We're going to continue to work hard and you haven't heard the last from the young ladies returning to this team next year."

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