Lady Flyers rout Owen in Classic

By EMILY PATTON/ Published:

FCHS head coach Louis Tandy called it a game the Lady Flyers needed.

The Lady Flyers defeated Owen Co. (0-2) at Sower Soccer Field during the Rotary Capital City Classic on Wednesday night in 44 minutes. The game was stopped at 36:30 after FCHS scored its 10th goal.

“We needed this, because we haven’t been scoring,” Tandy said. “Our defense is solid, but we haven’t been scoring. We needed that going into Saturday, because Frankfort stuck it to us in the first game. We won, but it wasn’t like this 10-0 game today.”

FCHS came back with late goals to win narrowly over FHS 3-1 on Monday night in the first round of the Rotary Capital City Classic.

Senior Lauren Taylor scored five goals altogether against the Lady Rebels, including the first goal four minutes into the game.

Tandy said that goal was important, because it got the ball rolling and gave FCHS some confidence.

With 25:18 remaining in the first half, senior Deena Shewekah answered with another score, making it 2-0.

Lauren Taylor drove down the field and connected with the net again with 14:20 remaining.

“Lauren has never had to put the team on her back, until now,” Tandy said. “It was hard for her to grasp that in the several preseason games we’ve had. She has always had other people do that for her, but she’s getting it now.”

Along with Lauren Taylor, Shewekah, junior Shelby Sanders and sophomore Emily Wilkerson each added scores before halftime. Lauren Taylor finished the first half with four goals.

In the second half, it was the Taylor show again — Lauren Taylor and her younger freshman sister, Kerry Taylor, each scored a goal.

“We had great play from Lauren Taylor and her younger sister, Kerry Taylor,” Tandy said.

Lauren Taylor’s 10th goal at 36:30 left to play ended the game.

“Nobody played bad, everyone played well,” Tandy said. “They really bought into what we’re trying to do.”

It’s the kind of momentum Tandy hopes his Lady Flyers take into their next game Saturday at 8 p.m. against Western Hills High School.

“Saturday is going to be a barn burner,” he said. “Western Hills is going to be really tough. We just have to play our game.”

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