Tigerette soccer team rips Fayetteville City
The Marshall County Tigerettes continued on an early season tear by walloping a helpless Fayetteville City High team 7-1 in a neighboring county soccer match.
"It's pretty exciting so far,"said junior forward Kaylee Apostolico, who scored the final goal of the game. "We're undefeated so far and I hope it stays that way."
Freshman Patience Ferguson nailed a goal within the first 10 minutes of the start of the match.
In typical Tigerette fashion, the team didn't waste much time to add more goals as senior Abbey Redferrin tallied just six minutes apart to give the home team a 3-1 lead only 20 minutes into the game.
"It's really exciting," Redferrin said. "We're having a really great year so far and I hope it continues. We didn't have one last year so experiencing this new vibe this year is really uplifting."
The Tiger onslaught continued ten minutes later as Ferguson scored her second goal of the game and junior Lesley Hudson got in on the action with a goal two minutes later for a 5-1 halftime cushion.
"This is kinda weird because I'm a freshman and I get to start," Ferguson said. "It's overwhelming to me but it feels nice to get the victories and score these goals. This is all I've ever wanted and I've been working hard up to this moment. It's such a big deal to me to be part of this team and enjoy these other girls."
The second half brought more of the same as Madison Newberry continued her hot streak scoring her third goal of the season just six minutes into the second half.
Apostolico finished the scoring as the Tigerettes ran their record to 3-0. Marshall County has outscored its opponents 16-3 to start the year.
"We're an offensive team this year that's no big secret," Coach Mark Redferrin said. "After our last game we weren't very happy with the quality of our finishing. That's what we worked on yesterday in practice. We need to pay attention to what we're doing when we shoot the ball.
"I felt like tonight the quality of our shots was better. It's really nice to have seven or eight different scoring threats out there."
Coach Redferrin will look to keep his Tigerettes undefeated at Huntland (0-0-2) Tuesday.
Goals: Abbey Redferrin (2), Patience Ferguson (2), Kaylee Apostolico, Lesley Hudson, Madison Newberry.
Assists: Apostolico (2), Hudson, Summer Garrett, Grace Smith.
Saves: Alexis Ford 5, Haley Porter 2.