Demarco Moore, Sports Writer
Whether in district or in a non-region match, the Coffee County Central High School girls’ soccer continues to prove it can compete with anybody.
The Lady Raiders outlasted Warren County 4-1 on Tuesday night at the Coffee County soccer field. It was the third-straight win for the Lady Raiders (3-0-1 overall; 1-0 District 8-AAA) after a 2-2 with Smyrna to open the season.
Sophomore Jenna Garretson opened Tuesday night with a goal in the 16th minute off an assist from Allie Amado. The Lady Pioneers answered in the 23rd minute to tie the match at 1, but Amado’s second feed of the game set up Ellie Graham with the go-ahead goal just before halftime.
Coffee County would later extend its lead in the second half, with Samantha Ellison and Anna Gann scoring in the 56th and 75th minutes respectively. Garretson and Reagan Ellison added assists.
NEXT MATCH: at Community on Thursday, Aug. 31 (7 p.m.)
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Lady Raiders escape Columbia with a win
The Coffee County Central High School volleyball team kept its district streak alive, traveling to Columbia Central for a District 8-AAA match.
The Lady Raiders defeated the Lady Lions 3-1 Tuesday night in a back-and-forth match that leaned their way and extended their winning streak in district play to 3 matches.
Coffee County (3-4 overall; 3-0 overall) handled Columbia 25-16 in the first set before dropping the second set 20-25. Both teams grappled in the third and fourth sets, but a strong serving game helped the Lady Raiders took control of by scores of 25-22 and 25-23.
Odalis Garcia led the team with 4 of 14 aces, while Garcia and Alliyah Williams both recorded 9 kills.
NEXT MATCH: Home versus Franklin County on Thursday, Aug. 31 (6 p.m.)
MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCCER: CMS Lady Raiders edge Tullahoma
The Coffee County Middle School girls’ soccer team got the best of its cross-county rival in the first half, as the Lady Raiders held off Tullahoma 3-2 on Tuesday in Tullahoma.
Tullahoma helped the Coffee County score a goal in the first half, when Anna Amado fired a shot that deflected off a Lady Wildcat. Marley Perry added another score, and the Lady Raiders took a 2-1 lead at halftime.
That lead wouldn’t be relinquished, as both Tullahoma and CCMS added scores in the second half. Jorja Waggoner finished off the goal for the Lady Raiders (2-1 overall) off an assist by Perry, as Coffee County won its second-consecutive match.
NEXT MATCH: at North on Thursday, Aug. 31 (5 p.m.)
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