Lady Rockets beaten 8-1 at Page

Friday, September 23, 2011
Forrest senior Ciara Cook scored her seventh goal of the season and the first of her career versus Page on this penalty kick at the 17:36 mark of the second half Monday night in Rudderville. Tribune photo by Anthony S. Puca

Since 2001, The Page Lady Patriots have been to the region semifinals and beyond every year except two in 2006 and 2007 when the Forrest Lady Rockets beat them out for the spot.

Page advanced all the way to the Class A/AA State Tournament semifinals last season before losing to the eventual state champions Notre Dame.

In 2009, Page went undefeated in the regular season at 21-0 before being knocked out in the first round of the state tournament.

Forrest and Page played to a 2-2 tie in the 2007 campaign, but since then Page had won four straight games by a combined score of 25-3 and on Monday in Rudderville, the story was the same as Forrest fell 8-1.

The Lady Rockets did not have a shot on goal the entire first half and just one in the second and that came on a penalty kick by Ciara Cook that was converted by the Forrest senior at the 17:36 mark.

Page has outscored its opponents 57-5 this season and Cook's goal stopped a five game shutout run by the Lady Pats.

Kelsey Wilkes led the first place Lady Patriots with four goals versus Forrest Monday night, including a hat trick in the first half.

Micki Dye scored the first Page goal at the 25:06 mark of the game and Rachel Finn scored for the home team at 6:27 to account for the other first half goal as Page led 5-0 at halftime.

Finn scored again in the second half, before Wilkes' fourth goal and Sierra Campbell rounded out the scoring on the night with a Page goal at the 15:15 mark.

Page is undefeated and has locked up first place in District 11A/AA this season.

Community, MTCS, Cascade, Forrest, Huntland, MCHS, Summit, and Cornersville round out the district standings as of press time.