Tigerettes waylay Wayne County
The Marshall County Tigerettes soccer team ran their record to 2-0 on Tuesday by hammering the Wayne County Lady Wildcats 5-0 on Tuesday evening in Lewisburg.
Wayne County had thumped MCHS 8-0 in their lone meeting last season, but the Tigerettes turned the tables on the Lady Wildcats in Tuesday's contest and held a 1-0 lead at the end of the first half before exploding for four goals over the final 40 minutes to cruise to the easy victory.
Marshall County controlled the action throughout the match and outshot Wayne County 14-5 overall. Junior midfielder Sophia Raffo scored two goals to lead the Tigerettes's offensive attack, while Emily Spence, Peyton Gevedon, and Abbey Redferrin tallied one goal apiece with Spence and Gevedon each dishing out an assist. Clara Wilson also recorded an assist for MCHS.
"I'm happy that we're executing our system better and better each game. The girls are starting to understand the system and what they're supposed to do on the soccer field," said Marshall County coach Mark Redferrin. "They're starting to understand their roles and they're comfortable improvising and exploring their options. It's always nice to have four different girls score."
Tigertte goaltender Alexis Ford turned in a strong performance in net and notched five saves en route to recording her second shutout of the season.
Senior striker Sam Skelton attempted three shots to pace the Lady Wildcats, while Madison Rich and Destiny McCrory each took one shot. Wayne County goalie Jessie Ray finished with nine assists overall.
The Lady Wildcats had a chance to take the lead early in the game when striker Kasandria Cruz broke into the clear and had a wide open shot at the MCHS net. Raffo, however, came out of nowhere and blocked Cruz's shot to keep Wayne County off the board.
The Tigerettes then took a 1-0 lead midway through the first half when Spence fired a 10-yard shot into the upper right hand corner of the net in the 20th minute after receiving a nice feed from Wilson in the middle of the field.
Marshall County had a couple of opportunities to pad their lead late in the first half, but Ray caught a header by Wilson on a corner kick play before Abbey Redferrin lined a shot off the top post of the Lady Wildcat net.
MCHS then broke the game open early in the second half by scoring two goals in the first six minutes of the stanza to open up a 3-0 advantage. After Gevedon ran down a loose ball in the middle of the field and cranked a 30-yard shot into the upper right hand corner of the net in the 44th minute to make it 2-0, Raffo took a pass from Gevedon at the top of the goalie box and blasted a shot just underneath the top post of the Wayne County goal in the 46th minute.
The Tigerettes extended their lead to 4-0 in the 60th minute when Spence drew the Lady Wildcat defense to her before passing the ball back to Abbey Redferrin, who rifled a 25-yard shot just over Ray's outstretched arms.
Raffo then capped the scoring by dribbling the ball down the center of the field and lacing a 15-yard shot into the left hand corner of the net in the 75th minute to wrap up Marshall County's 5-0 victory.