The Oak Ridge girls’ soccer team finished second in District 3-AAA, and the Lady Wildcats will play Farragut in a Region 2-AAA semifinal game today (Tuesday, October 17).
Today’s game is an elimination game, meaning the season is over for the loser. The winner will be guaranteed at least two more games, the Region 2-AAA championship and a Class AAA sectional game. The sectional games will determine which eight teams will play in the Class AAA state tournament.
The District 3-AAA tournament championship game was Thursday at Powell Middle School. Powell, the top seed in the district tournament, won 6-0. Oak Ridge was the number two seed.
It was the third year in a row that Oak Ridge (10-8-1, 3-1 District 3-AAA) and Powell (13-3-1, 4-0) played for the District 3-AAA championship—and the fourth time in five years. The Lady Wildcats won last year 2-0, and the Lady Panthers defeated Oak Ridge 1-0 in 2015.
The Oak Ridge Lady Wildcats soccer team has won its last four games, and the girls have won both of their district games this season.
The most recent win for the girls was a 2-1 victory at home against West on Tuesday. That was a non-district game.
Before that, the Oak Ridge girls won their last three games. Those were a 8-1 win at Heritage on August 30, a 3-1 victory at home against Grace Christian on August 29, and an 8-3 win at Campbell County, a district game, on August 22.
In their first district game on August 17, the Lady Wildcats (6-2-1, 2-0 District 3-AAA) beat Halls 8-0 at home.
Oak Ridge is playing at Farragut (5-5, 3-0 District 4-AAA) in a non-district game at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday, September 13).
Here is the girls’ record of wins and losses so far this season: [Read more…]
The Powell Lady Panthers won what is believed to be their first-ever district soccer title in a 5-4 win during a penalty kick shootout against Oak Ridge on Thursday.
No one scored in 80 minutes of regulation time during the District 3-AAA championship game at Powell Middle School on Thursday, October 15. Then the score remained tied 0-0 through two 10-minute overtimes and two five-minute sudden death overtimes.
The game then went to penalty kicks, with the Lady Panthers and Lady Wildcats each getting five tries.
But the two teams were tied 4-4 at the end of the fifth attempt, Powell Coach Mark Smith said. So, the game went to a sixth try, and that’s when Powell scored one and Oak Ridge (13-4, 4-1 District 3-AAA) did not.
Sophomore Brooke Huffaker of Powell (10-4-3, 5-0) scored the winning goal. [Read more…]
The Oak Ridge girls soccer team shut out Halls 10-0 at home on Tuesday, and the Lady Wildcats advance to the district championship game at Powell on Thursday. Win or lose, Oak Ridge is guaranteed a game in the Region 2-AAA tournament that starts Tuesday, Coach Jeff Trombly said.
Six Lady Wildcats scored against the Lady Red Devils on Tuesday. Senior Macy Barclay had three goals, and sophomore Zoe Van Hook and freshman Kate Hausladen each had two. Adding one goal each were senior Katie Welsh, junior Leah Scudder, and sophomore Alex Rouse.
Barclay also had two assists, both on the goals by Hausladen. Scudder, sophomore Katie Roach, and freshman Valerie Carter also had one assist each. [Read more…]
After a short slump, the Oak Ridge girls soccer team got “back on the winning track” in a 2-0 win over Knoxville Catholic at home on Monday.
The Lady Wildcats (11-3, 4-1 District 3-Class AAA) scored one goal in each half. The first was by sophomore Zoe Van Hook with 3:38 remaining in the first half. She curled left from the center of the goal box and kicked the ball into the right side of the net from the left side of the box, past goalkeeper Katie Whitaker. Oak Ridge junior Olivia Hoyt got the assist on that goal.
Senior Katie Welsh scored the second goal for Oak Ridge after a corner kick by senior Ellie Brown. The ball bounced around a bit in front of the net before Welsh kicked it into the left side of the net past Catholic goalkeeper Miriam Janoyan at 12:55 in the second half.
“I think it was a good effort, back on the winning track,” Oak Ridge Coach Jeff Trombly said. [Read more…]
POWELL—Powell sophomore Raygan Scarbrough scored three goals, a hat trick, in a 4-1 win over Oak Ridge at Powell on Thursday.
The loss ended a 10-game winning streak for the Lady Wildcats, who are now 10-1 overall and 3-1 in District 3-Class AAA. It could have an impact on whether Oak Ridge gets home field advantage in the playoffs, Lady Wildcats Coach Jeff Trombly said.
It was also an important district victory for Powell (4-2-1, 2-0).
“It’s a huge win for us,” Powell Coach Mark Smith said. “It’s become a good rivalry between the two teams.”
He said Oak Ridge, Powell, and Karns have been the top three seeds in the district the past three years. [Read more…]
Note: This story was last updated at 9:30 a.m.
Senior midfielder Alex Allen had her first hat trick for the Lady Wildcats on Tuesday, scoring three goals for Oak Ridge in a 6-1 win over Grace Christian at home.
Also scoring for Oak Ridge were senior Ellie Brown, junior Carleigh White, and senior Katie Welsh.
Junior Allie Dunn scored the one goal for Grace Christian.
“I guess I just had a good game,” Allen said.
The undefeated Lady Wildcats will play a district game at Powell at 6 p.m. Thursday. [Read more…]
Note: This story was last updated at 12:42 p.m.
The Lady Wildcats held West scoreless in a 5-0 shutout at home on Thursday. It was the fifth shutout of the soccer season for Oak Ridge.
With the outcome not in doubt, the game ended early, at about 11 minutes into the second half, because of lightning in the area. It’s officially a game at halftime.
Freshman forward Kate Hausladen scored two goals for the Lady Wildcats. Coach Jeff Trombly said Hausladen has now scored at least 11 goals this season.
Senior midfielder Alex Allen scored first for Oak Ridge on Thursday on a shot from the top of the penalty area to the left side of the net early in the game.
Sophomore forward Savannah McNair scored second off a header by senior forward Macy Barclay near the right side of the net. The score was 2-0 with 16:44 left in the first half. [Read more…]