Franklin County’s girls soccer team continued its winning ways Tuesday, defeating Montgomery County 7-4 at the Sower Soccer Complex.
“We only won four games last year and now we’ve already got six wins under our belt,” FCHS head coach Jon Sutphin said. “I like that position we are in right now being 6-1 after the first seven games of the season. But the next two to three weeks our schedule is going to get even tougher than it already has been.”
The Lady Flyers got behind early as the Lady Indians scored in the first five minutes. The match was halted because of weather immediately following the goal.
After an hour delay, Montgomery County scored five minutes into the restart to take a 2-0 lead.
But the Lady Flyers had an answer.
Emily Wilkerson got FCHS on the scoreboard, and the goal was the first of four goals scored by the Lady Flyers in a 10-minute span.
Dasia Kilbourne scored the next three goals for her second hat trick in as many games as FCHS took a 4-2 lead into halftime.
“We played as good of soccer as I’ve seen this group of girls play in that stretch,” Sutphin said. “The girls were doing some great work moving the ball.”
Kerry Taylor and Wilkerson scored in the second half to extend the FCHS lead.
The Lady Indians countered with two goals to narrow the deficit, but that was as close as Montgomery County would get in the match.
Lady Flyer Kayla Schneider scored the final goal of the game.
“We started moving players around, playing some kids in positions they normally don’t play but trying to get them accustomed to doing that,” Sutphin said. “That’s one of the things we got with this team is the ability to play girls in different positions which is what we like.”
FCHS had six assists on the night. They were by Wilkerson, Sammie Arnold, Taylor Cheek, Madeline Clements, Zaina Shewekah and Hailey Allen.
FCHS will play in the Little Caesar’s Classic at Boyle County Tuesday. The Lady Flyers’ first round opponent is Dunbar.
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