SON tourney is one tough test for locals

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By Mickey Patterson

GOSHEN – This year’s SON tourney brought a little bit of everything soccer had to offer.

From it’s top-ranked field to South Oldham coach Cy Tucker’s state record 301st win to Lexington Catholic’s minor 4-1 upset of Highlands in the finals.

In beating Oldham County and Elizabethtown, the No. 12 ranked South Oldham Lady Dragons gave Cy Tucker his 300th and 301st career wins.

Tucker said the E-town win was big for early in the season. SOHS won on a goal from Marissa Williams.

“I thought E-town was the best team we played even though they weren’t the highest ranked team we played,” Tucker said. “They play a lot like we do and it was a very good match  that we had to play very well.”

In the 3-0 win over Oldham County the Lady Dragons got goals from Williams, Shelby Thompson and Hannah Kellogg.

SOHS opened the tourney with a 2-0 win over Male behind goals from Molly Fiser and Williams. SOHS fell to Highlands 2-1 in a shootout.

“I am really happy with 3-1 considering the competition we were up against,” Tucker said.

OCHS posted a 2-2 mark in the tourney losing the SOHS game and a 2-0 game to Manual.

The Lady Colonels beat Bishop Broussart 2-0 behind goals from Lauren Boyd and Kayla McGrath. They also beat Bowling Green 6-2.

“In both of our losses we gave up early goals and than had to try and play from behind which is not the way to play,” OCHS coach Dan Schulz said. “We’re young and we’re making young mistakes and good teams have exploited them.”

No. 20 North Oldham fell in a 2-1 shootout to No. 5 Lexinton Catholic in the third place game. Allyson Cottrell scored the regulation goal. The Lady Mustangs lost to Manual 2-0. They beat Nelson County 2-1 behind goals from Devan Costelle and Amanda Mattern and beat Bowling Green 2-0 with goals from Cottrell and Emily McLellan.


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