Lady Flyers upset ranked Henry Clay

Special to The State Journal Published:

The Franklin County Lady Flyer soccer team pulled off another upset of a top 25-ranked team this past Tuesday with a 2-0 win at Henry Clay.

The Lady Flyers’ first score came 20 minutes into the contest when Hailey Boden was in the right place at the right time to bump in a corner kick from Lauren Taylor.

Taylor followed up 10 minutes later by drilling a shot over the Blue Devils’ goalie in a full run from 30 yards out.

FCHS battled the entire second half holding off Henry Clay’s numerous attacks on goal to take the win over the 18th ranked team.

Franklin County goalie Megan Gearhart and the back line of Shelby Sanders, Sydney Preston, Emmy King and Savannah Sutphin played a near flawless game to register the shutout.

FCHS improved their season record to 10-7-1.

This marked the eighth team the Lady Flyers have played this season that is currently or has been ranked in the top 25 girls’ state rankings, according to the Maher Soccer Rankings.

FCHS now has wins this season over currently ranked No. 14 Oldham County, No. 18 Henry Clay and No. 25 Nelson County, with a tie with No. 15 Madison Central.

Franklin County coach Louis Tandy said he worked hard in the pre-season to schedule the toughest teams available, and he’s hoping it will pay off in the post-season.

The Lady Flyers closed out the regular season Saturday night at East Jessamine and begin district play against Western Hills at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Woodford County Community Stadium.

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