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HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Lady Raiders top Lincoln County to claim regular season title

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 6:58 am

Coffee County’s Samantha Ellison (no. 21) scored a goal in the Lady Raiders’ 3-0 win over Lincoln County. (Staff photo by Demarco Moore)

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer 

A chance for revenge and a regular season District 8-AAA championship required a tough road trip for the Coffee County Central High School soccer team, which traveled to Lincoln County on Thursday night.

The Lady Raiders had lost their lead in the district standings thanks to a loss to the Lady Falcons just two days earlier, needing a definitive win in game two to draw the tiebreaker over their district rivals.

Coffee County not only picked up the win, but pitched a shutout in the process, snatching the district’s No. 1 seed in next week’s tournament from the Lady Falcons with a 3-0 win, which should automatically allow the Lady Raiders to host the semifinal matchup in Manchester.

Lincoln County won the shots on goal category 11-9, but couldn’t net anything to close the gap created by the Lady Raiders (9-2-2 overall; 6-1-1 District 8-AAA).

Senior Ashley Woods saved five of Lincoln County’s shots to help preserve the shutout, while Maggie Lashlee scored an unassisted goal in the 33rd minute and Samantha Ellison scored in the 48th minute off a feed from Maddy Jones.

Coffee County was also on the receiving end of an own goal by Lincoln County 58th minute that rounded off the huge district win.

Reach Demarco Moore at dmoore@manchestertimes.com, and follow him on Twitter @iam__demo