Woodford ends season for FCHS

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

Woodford County's girls soccer team came into the District 27 tournament with a 12-6-1 record and ranked 15th in the state.

One of those wins was a 6-0 decision over Franklin County last week, but the Lady Jackets weren't overlooking FCHS Wednesday in the district semifinals.

"In this game of soccer funny things happen," Woodford coach Andrea "Bug" Brown said after her team beat the Lady Flyers 8-0 at Sower Soccer Field. "You can never underestimate your opponent no matter what happened in the past, no matter what the score was. You have to stay focused, and that's what we've been working on - staying focused and not overlooking anybody."

Keeping that in mind, Woodford jumped out to a 6-0 halftime lead. Melissa Vaught opened the scoring with 34:20 left in the first half, and before the half was over Laura Garrison, Emily Roberts, Kellie German, Kelly Wilson and Jenny Butler had scored.

"I thought we started off a little sluggish," Brown said, "but we picked it up. I think we were getting a feel for the field. We hadn't played here this season, but we quickly picked it up. It was three minutes of being sluggish, but after that we nipped it in the bud and started playing soccer."

Franklin County played much better in the second half, giving up just two goals. FCHS was called for a trip in the box with 22:15 left in the game, and Jessie Vitali made the penalty kick to give Woodford a 7-0 lead. Emily Craycraft closed out the scoring with seven minutes remaining.

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