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Lady Raiders suffer first soccer loss

Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Milton StanleyAfter opening the girls soccer season with a pair of lopsided victories, Central High School’s’ first loss was equally as lopsided as the Lady Raiders fell to Warren County 7-2 Thursday.

Lexee Miller

Coffee County’s Lexee Miller does a handstand throw-in against Warren County. The powerful throw-in technique resulted in both assists for Coffee County. (Staff photo by Milton Stanley)

Playing their second-ever game under the lights at Carden-Jarrell field, the Lady Raiders allowed Warren County to score the first goal and were trailing 3-1 at the midpoint. Coffee County scored early in the second half to bring the game back within reach, but two quick goals by the Lady Pioneers widened the gap and seemed to take the wind out of the Lady Raiders’ sails.

Both of Coffee County’s goals came on powerful hand-stand throw-ins by senior Lexee Miller. Kelci Hooie put the first one in the goal on a sliding kick, and the next one scored on an own-goal when a Warren County player touched the throw-in.

The 7-2 outcome was a far cry from 6-2 and 8-1 wins over Riverdale and Lawrence County, respectively, to open the season, as well as Tuesday’s 3-1 District 8-AAA win over Columbia. The Lady Raiders are now 3-1 for the season.

The next contest for CHS is a district match at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Tullahoma.