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.Â Powell, the top seed in the district tournament, won 6-0.Â 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 championshipâ€”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.
FARRAGUTâ€”Even in defeat, Oak Ridge High School girls soccer coach Jeff Trombly was upbeat.
â€œObviously, we want to win, but this is a game that weâ€™ve been looking forward to,â€ Trombly said after his Lady Wildcats dropped a 2-0 decision to Farragut Wednesday night at Farragut Soccer Stadium. â€œThis was a good test for us.
â€œThis game is always a good test for us because it shows us where weâ€™re at. I think we held up pretty well. And hopefully, we weâ€™ll see them again down the road.â€
Oak Ridge, which was 6-3-1 after the game, fell behind early when Lady Admirals junior Amy Cloud scored in the second minute of the non-district match.
Farragut, which was then 6-5, was dominant in the opening half, and the Lady Wildcats struggled to gain possession and sustain any pressure in their offensive third of the field. [Read more…]
The Oak Ridge girls soccer team shut out Halls 8-0 during the first home game of the regular season on Thursday.
The Lady Wildcats led 5-0 at halftime and scored three more goals in the second half.
Sophomore Maddie Peters, credited with five shots, scored first for Oak Ridge about eight minutes into the game. She fired a shot from the right side of the goal box, and it bounced in off the left upright.
About 13 minutes later, senior Zoe Van Hook passed the soccer ball across the field from right to left and freshman Katelyn Mattus kicked it into the left side of the net.
A minute later, Oak Ridge scored again when sophomore Katie O’Brien lofted a shot that bounced in off the hands of Halls goalkeeper Madison Wright. [Read more…]
Oak Ridge beat Central 1-0 in a girls’ soccer district semifinal game on Tuesday and will play at Powell for the district championship on Friday.
The Lady Wildcats (10-6-1, 3-1 District 3-AAA) outshot the Lady Bobcats 38-5 at Oak Ridge High School in the district tournament semifinal game on Tuesday.
The shots-to-goal ratio should be closer to 10:1 or better, Oak Ridge Coach Jeff Trombly said.
“We’ve got to finish a lot better than that,” he said. “We had plenty of chances. We made it too close.”
Central came into the game undefeated, with a 16-0 overall record and a 6-0 district record. But the Lady Bobcats hadn’t played the top two seeds in the tournament, Powell and Oak Ridge. (Other district teams that did not play Powell or Oak Ridge and instead took 3-0 forfeits were Campbell County, Clinton, and Gibbs.)
Trombly said Oak Ridge needs a crowd to travel to Powell on Friday. [Read more…]
The Oak Ridge girls soccer team beat Science Hill 3-1 at home on Wednesday.
It was the first match between the Lady Wildcats and Lady Hilltoppers since September 2014, when Oak Ridge lost 2-1 in the Science Hill Invitational.
Oak Ridge won the Science Hill Championship at Science Hill in Johnson City last year, but the two teams did not meet because the Lady Hilltoppers were bumped out of the tournament, Lady Wildcats Coach Jeff Trombly said.
Oak Ridge (6-1, 3-0 District 3-AAA) had a big shot advantage throughout the game on Wednesday at the Pro2Serve Oak Ridge Soccer Complex. With one minute to play, for example, the shot margin was 27-7.
“I think it was a good effort, good to get three goals,” Trombly said. Oak Ridge could have had even more, he said. [Read more…]
The young Oak Ridge Lady Wildcats soccer team picked up its second district win and second shutout with a 5-0 victory over Karns at home on Tuesday.
The Lady Wildcats (4-1, 2-0 District 3-AAA) outshot Karns 29-4. Freshman Katie O’Brien scored two of Oak Ridge’s five goals.
Oak Ridge opened the regular season with an 11-0 win at Anderson County on Tuesday, August 16.
TheÂ Lady Wildcats have eight freshman listed on the roster of 20 players. Four of the eight started this past Tuesday.Â Oak Ridge CoachÂ Jeff Trombly said the young team is struggling with consistency.
“It’s a work in progress,” Trombly said, after the girls’ first regular-season home game. [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…]