Lady Knights kick their way to tourney win
By By Tony Krausz/assistant sports editor
November 23, 2003
The girls' bracket of the Lauderdale County Soccer tournament at Northeast Park on Saturday afternoon finished in similar fashion to how it started.
The Northeast Lauderdale Lady Trojans and West Lauderdale Lady Knights, who met in one of the two opening games, wrapped up the female portion of the one-day tourney on the field again.
Northeast and West finished pool play deadlocked in point totals, with two wins, no losses and one tie each.
Teams were rewarded three points for a win, an extra point for a shut out and one point for a tie.
The tiebreaker was head-to-head goal differentials, but the Lady Trojans and Lady Knights, who finished the first game in a two-all tie, each tallied nine goals in the three half games. Each contest was played with two 20 minute halves, instead of the regular 40 minute halves.
Because of the point deadlock, Northeast and West squared off in a shoot out following the two squads' final match of the day.
The Lady Knights picked up the shoot-out win to take first place in the tournament defeating the Lady Trojans 3-1.
West goalkeeper Emmy Joyner stopped two Northeast penalty shots hanging on to one ball that was shot directly at her and diving to her left to keep another shot out of the net. Brittany Uhl, Rachel Reeves and Kylie Rowell each tallied goals in the tournament-ending shoot out.
West also claimed the top spot in the boys' side of the tournament. The Knights won each of their three games and only allowed one goal the entire tournament.
Northeast (girls) 2
Auburn Carlburg notched two goals for West in the opening game of the tournament, but Northeast battled back from a 2-0 deficit in the second half to force the tie.
Dani Smith and Ivy Rawson each tallied goals for the Lady Trojans in their opening game.
Clarkdale (girls) 0
The Lady Bulldogs and Lady Tigers battled to a scoreless tie to pick up a point in the two squads' first game of the tournament.
Clarkdale (boys) 2
Daniel Warren scored the Bulldogs' first goal of the tournament, and Jett Miller added the second, with an assist from Dru Miller, to claim a win over the Tigers.
West (boys) 1
Anthony Thomas netted the Knights' first goal of the tourney, with Josh Sonak picking up the assist, in West's shut-out win over Southeast.
Northeast (girls) 4
After having plenty of scoring chances in the first half, the Lady Trojans found their scoring touch midway through the second.
Candice White opened the scoring for Northeast eight minutes into the final half collecting a bouncing ball in Southeast's goal box and pushing it into the left side of the net for a 1-0 lead. Dani Smith followed White's goal with one of her own two minutes later, and Ivy Rawson scored with eight minutes left in the game for a 3-0 lead. Lindsey Tingle scored the last goal of the game getting an assist from Smith.
West (girls) 1
Sarah Birmingham scored off a pass from Kylie Rowell at the game's 17-minute mark to record the shut out win for the Lady Knights.
Northeast (boys) 4
Chad Brunson and Paul Tate alternated their goal scoring to help the Trojans claim a shut-out win over the Tigers.
Tate scored the first and third goals of the game, and Brunson added the second and fourth, with Kenny Wesley picking up two assists in the win.
West (boys) 2
Michael Pogue scored two goals in the first half, with assists from Jarred Moulds and Matthew Thomas, to lead the Knights to victory over the Bulldogs.
Northeast (girls) 3
Candice White tallied two goals, and Dani Smith added another in the Lady Trojans' shut-out win over the Lady Bulldogs.
West (girls) 6
Kylie Roswell scored three goals for a hat trick and picked up an assist in the Lady Knights' win over the Lady Trojans.
West's Leslie Gaddis, Emmy Joyner and Ashley Helms each added a goal in the win.
Sarah Birmingham tallied two assists, and Helms, Gaddis and Haley Williams each had assists.
Northeast (boys) 4
Paul Tate scored two goals, and Coleman Hobgood and Chad Brunson each tallied a score in the Trojans' final game of the tournament.
Jett Miller scored the Bulldogs' lone goal off an assist from Chris Sirven.
West (boys) 5
Anthony Thomas scored four goals for the Knights, and Jarrod Moulds added another in West's final win of the day.