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CCMS soccer closes regular season with a win

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

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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.