Lady Rockets fly high in senior night win

Friday, October 9, 2015
The 2015-2016 Forrest Lady Rockets. Photos by Anthony S. Puca

The Forrest Lady Rockets finished off the regular season with a bang, blanking non-conference Webb School 3-0 in Tuesday night's senior celebration at Chapel Hill.

"I'm really happy, I was nervous coming in," senior Anyssa Strong said. "I was just glad we on our last official home game here."

Forrest (6-3-1, 3-0-1) is the top seed from the South Division in the upcoming District 9A-AA Tournament that commences at 6 p.m. Monday night on the Lions Club Memorial Field at Chapel Hill.

From left are, Selina Strong, Anyssa Strong, Rudy Strong, Tara Whaley, Ari Whaley and Greg Whaley, who are all smiles on senior night at Forrest.

Going further

"I want to go far this year, I want to go further than we did last year," Strong commented, "I'm just going to hard and do my best and I hope my team will do the same thing."

Forrest controlled the game from the outset, spending much of the first half in Webb's side of the field, but could not get anything in the net versus the Lady Feet from Bedford County.

Ari Whaley gives the Webb goalie a little elbow grease during Forrest's 3-0 win.

"We came out playing hard, but I think we started to play their game," Strong said.

Chance after chance went awry for the Lady Rockets as Webb displayed some defense in the face of a continuing wave of Forrest attackers headed towards its goal.

First score

Finally, with 8:40 remaining in the first half, Haley Lowe scored her eighth goal of the season on a long distance shot that was shielded from the Webb goalie.

Forrest had a few more chances to score before the first half ended with the Lady Rockets in front one-nil.

Nineteen seconds into the second half, Brynn Colvin drilled a shot past the Webb keeper to make it a 2-0 contest.

The play on the pitch would open up a bit over the next several minutes as Webb began to get a few scoring opportunities, but Forrest goalie Jasmine Runk was up to the task every time.

At the 15:55 mark of the second half, Colvin netted her team leading 23 goal of the season, making it a 3-0 contest.

Adriana Hernandez-Reyes dribbles past two Webb defenders.

The Lady Rockets would cruise home to the senior night win, finishing off an undefeated regular season slate at Forrest.

Not satisfied

"I didn't care for the game tonight, it wasn't a fun game for me," Dennis said. "I've been trying to tell the girls, we need to set the pace and we didn't do that tonight."

Runk made seven saves in the contest as she recorded her seventh shutout of the season.

"We have a lot to figure out with injuries---Lainey (Mays) going down tonight didn't help matters any, so we just have to figure out where we are going and what we have to do," Dennis said. "I think we have a good shot at it."

Road loss

On Monday, Forrest played a make-up game at Giles County where they lost 3-2.

The Lady Bobcats led 2-1 at the half.

Emma Strasser scored to tie the game at 2-2 in the second half, but Giles County tacked on another goal to make the final 3-2.

Forrest 1-2-3

Webb 0-0-0

Goals: Forrest; Brynn Colvin 2, Haley Lowe 1.

Assists: Forrest; Rickee Gayle Carter.

Brynn Colvin scored two goals for the Lady Rockets in their 3-0 win over Webb on senior night.

Forrest regular season stats

Player Shots on Goal Goals Assists

Brynn Colvin 109 23 5

Lainey Mays 49 10 1

Haley Lowe 29 8 1

Katie Price 29 6 1

Rickee Gayle Carter 40 5 5

Emma Strasser 8 3

Ally Amoroso 9 2

Ari Whaley 2 1

Goalkeeping

Player Saves Goals allowed

Jasmine Runk 147 17

Elizabeth Pimentel 8 3

District 9A-AA Standings (district only)

North

White House 4-0-1

White House Heritage 3-0-2

Cheatham County 3-1-2

Harpeth 0-4-1

Sycamore 0-4-1

Greenbrier 0-4-1

South Division

Forrest 3-0-1

Community 3-0-1

MTCS 2-2-0

Huntland 1-4-0

Fayetteville 0-4-0