CCMS soccer closes regular season with a win

Allie Amado at North

Coffee County’s Allie Amado moves the ball downfield against North. (Photo provided)

The Coffee County Middle School’s girls soccer team finished the regular season Monday with a 3-2, come-from-behind win at home over North Franklin.

North jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, but by half time the Lady Raiders had rallied to take the lead at 2-1. Julia Duncan put in a corner kick from Allie Amado to even the score, and Morgan Henley later scored on a put-back.

Ten minutes into the second half the Coffee County back line got caught playing too high and missed a clearance that bounced out of the keeper’s range and was put in on the back side. At around the 20 minute mark Duncan tapped in a rebound goal to put Coffee County on top for good. The Lady Raiders then settled into a defensive shell to protect the lead and earn the win.

CCMS finishes the regular season 4-3-1 overall. The Lady Raiders earned fourth place in the Central Tennessee Conference with a 3-3 conference record. Coffee County hosts North Franklin again at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, for the first-round tournament game. The winner of that match will advance to the conference semi-finals Saturday, Sept. 28.

The CCMS junior varsity continued its winning ways with a 4-0 win Monday over North. In that contest Bailey Sherrell and Allie Amado each bagged a goal, and Duncan scored two.

“Although North was much improved from our first meeting, they were still no match for our possession-style attack and one-on-one capabilities,” said CCMS coach Travis O’Kelley.

The CCMS JV posted a conference record of 4-0-2, good enough for first place and top seed at the upcoming tournament Saturday, Sept. 21, in Tullahoma. CCMS will play at 9:50 and 11:30 a.m. The top four teams move on to the semis later that day.


Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 3:27 pm