U-H unleashes scoring barrage to eliminate Happy Valley

Published 9:57 am Wednesday, October 14, 2015




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JOHNSON CITY— it’s hard to win in any sport when the opposition’s attack keeps you backtracking on defense.

The Happy Valley Lady Warriors can attest to that as the University High Lady Bucs were offensive juggernauts, taking a 9-0 win Tuesday evening at Civitan Park to advance in the District 1A-AA girls’ soccer tournament.

With the win, the Lady Bucs await the winner of the Elizabethton-South game which was stopped due to darkness tied at 1-1.

The Lady Warriors couldn’t come up with an answer to stop the onslaught led by the first half hat trick of Sarah Robinson who scored three of the first half five goals tallied by University High.

The first score came just five minutes into the contest on a 10 foot dead center kick by Annika Oiler to go up 1-nil.

Robinson blasted consecutive goals to push the lead to 3-0 with the second goal hitting the top of the cross bar and careening into the net.

Courtney Henley followed Robinson with the fourth goal of the first half and Robinson put the cherry on top in the half with her third shot that came from 10 foot and hit the dead center of the net.

The Lady Warriors came out with some spunk defensively in the second half and actually managed to forge across midfield toward goal. But the defensive pressure of the Lady Bucs continued to create scoring opportunities.

Robinson found herself on the end of another score just seconds into the second half to collect her fourth goal of the contest and extend the lead to 6-0.

Oiler got a gift on her second goal of the evening when her kick ricocheted off the right-front side of goal and found the back of the net for a 7-0 advantage.

Gracie Carter and Kacey Henley finished the evening off for the Lady Bucs recording goals eight and nine to complete the scoring for U-H.

The Lady Warriors got yeomen’s work out of goal keep Carley Tribble who came up with save after save to keep the Lady Bucs from scoring more than they did.

With the loss, the Lady Warriors close out their 2015 campaign.