VERONA – South Oldham enjoyed four relatively stress-free matches to begin its postseason.
Stephanie Rowland and the Lady Dragon defense allowed South to enjoy a fifth Thursday night.
Rowland scored three first-half goals and the No. 8 Lady Dragons beat Anderson County 3-1 at Walton-Verona in the championship game of the Region 8 Tournament.
South (19-4), whose 395 wins are the most among all Kentucky high school teams, will go back to the state tournament for the first time since 2009.