CHS volleyball defeats Lincoln County

Central High School volleyball returned to Joe Frank Patch Gymnasium on Tuesday, September 17, to take on Lincoln County. The Lady Raiders' impressive record in home matches continued with a straight-set 3-0 victory over the Lady Falcons.

CHS opened it up with a hard-fought 25-23 win in the first set. The girls then fought off a resilient Lincoln County team to win the second set by the same score. 

In the third set, the Lady Raiders gave themselves a little more breathing room to win 25-17 and complete the sweep. 

The team landed 97.3% of its serves within bounds and recorded five aces, with two each from Amanda Mukai and Keri Munn. Kiya Ferrell also had an ace. The girls also hit 35 kills, led by Keelie Hillis with nine. Mukai led the assists category with 16 of 28. Out of 55 digs, Ferrell and Sarah West had 15 each.

The win also kept CHS in a tie for first place in the district standings.

CHS soccer routs Columbia on the road

Central High School girls' soccer made the long trek to Columbia on Tuesday, September 17, for a game against the Lady Lions. Another impressive second-half performance secured a 6-1 victory for the Lady Raiders. 

CHS took the lead eight minutes in when Jenna Garretson took a feed from Reyna Flores into the Columbia net. Seven minutes later, Ellie Fann made it a 2-0 game with an assist from Clarissa Barrera.

Columbia got on the board later in the game's 25th minute, but Katie Cotten made it a 3-1 game in the 39th minute to give CHS a two-goal lead at halftime. Kyleigh Harner assisted on Cotten's goal.

The Lady Raiders did not surrender another goal to the Lady Lions in the second half. Meanwhile, Jayda Wright scored on a free kick in the game's 49th minute. Flores knocked in a goal of her own 11 minutes later to make it a 5-1 game.

Wright capped off the second half with another free-kick goal in the 78th minute. Wright's second shot secure a five-goal lead for the Lady Raiders at the game's close.

Westwood football falls to MTCS

Westwood Middle School football traveled to Murfreesboro on Tuesday, September 17, to take on Middle Tennessee Christian School. The Rockets were unable to capitalize on their previous away game success and fell 40-22 to the Cougars. 

Down 20-0 in the second quarter, Westwood got on the board off a 28-yard touchdown run from Brayden Dixon. Jayden Carter secured the two-point conversion to cut the Cougar lead to 20-8. 

After two more Cougar touchdowns put the Rockets down 34-8, the Rockets responded in the third quarter with a touchdown from Carter.

Later in the fourth quarter, Dixon brought in his second touchdown on another long run. Down 34-22 after the extra point, Westwood was unable to cut the MTCS lead any further as the Cougars found one more touchdown. 

WMS soccer falls to Huntland

Westwood Middle School girls' soccer played its final home game of 2019 on Tuesday, September 17. Taking on Huntland, the Lady Rockets led early but fell behind over the course of the game in a 7-2 loss. 

Leonor Moreno got Westwood on the board early in the first half. With just over eight minutes left in the first half, the Lady Hornets hit the equalizer and found another two minutes later. 

Westwood fell further behind in the second half off of two Huntland goals in the first nine minutes. Lillian Call knocked in a goal for the Lady Rockets, but three additional Lady Hornet goals put the game out of reach.

CMS soccer falls to Warren County

Coffee County Middle School girls' soccer was back at CMS for its final home game on Tuesday, September 17. The Lady Raiders were unable to respond to four second-half Lady Pioneer goals and lost 4-0.

Both teams were unable to find a goal in the first half and the game was tied at 0-0 at the break.

In the second half, Warren County broke the tie in the game's 36th minute, with another goal three minutes later. The Lady Raiders gave up two goals through the game's remainder. 

Despite the loss, it was another impressive game for keeper Sydney Gilley, who finished with 13 saves. 

The JV Lady Raiders followed the varsity game with a 3-0 loss.