The Lady Flyer soccer team has a three-game win streak over the last two weeks, sandwiching a routine win against Shelby County between two hard-fought games against George Rogers Clark and Nelson County.
In the game Thursday, the Lady Flyers played their best game to date, outlasting a quick, aggressive and talented Nelson County team, 2-1.
The Lady Flyers got behind again early on a Lady Cardinal score behind the defense with 22 minutes left in the first half. However the Lady Flyers came back strong again in the second half to win 2-1.
Lauren Taylor scored both goals for FCHS, the first on a penalty kick, and the game winner on a spin move left-footer from 30 yards with five minutes left.
In the GRC away game, FCHS got behind 2-0 in the first half, before storming back to claim the victory with three straight goals in the second half. Lauren Taylor scored two goals on two assists from Deena Shaweeka. Kerry Taylor scored the winning goal late in the game on a cross-field assist from Hailey Boden.
In the Shelby County game at Sower Field, the Lady Flyers controlled the game from start to finish winning handily, 3-0. Shaweeka scored the first goal on a header from a corner kick from Dasia Kilbourne. The second goal was by Lauren Taylor on an assist from Ashton Hall, and Hall rounded out the scoring off a cross by Boden.
The Flyer’s defense has been a strong point this season, with standout Shelby Sander’s speed and aggressive play being pivotal to the team’s success.
Defensive play by seniors Emmy King and Sydney Preston along with junior Savanna Sutphin on the backline has been strong also.
Along with the experienced players mentioned, significant contributions from freshmen Dasia Kilbourne, Sammy Arnold and Kerry Taylor have aided in the teams current record of six wins and two losses.
The Lady Flyers continue with a home game versus a strong Madison Central team Monday night at Sower Soccer Field, and then play the first of three tough games the rest of the week Tuesday night against state powerhouse Boyle County in the Boyle County Invitational.