Indian stoppers… Lady Cyclones deal Dobyns-Bennett 2-1 loss on Lady Indian pitch

Published 2:04 am Thursday, October 3, 2019

KINGSPORT- Each and every game the Elizabethton Lady Cyclone soccer team has played this season whether it has been in a victory or a tough defeat, the Lady Cyclones have been learning something about themselves.
Whether it has been in a tough 7-0 loss to conference foe Greeneville on the road or tough losses to larger schools, the Lady Cyclones have continued to gather an air of confidence about their play as a team and individually.
On Tuesday on the pitch at Dobyns-Bennett, that confidence grew even further as head coach Bill McClay’s team jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first half and made it stand up when the 80th minute brought a close to a 2-1 victory for Elizabethton.
Senior Lexi Brown staked the Lady Cyclones to a 1-nil lead when she drilled an open shot at the 32nd minute of the contest. Just before the half ended, Siana Robey knocked the ball past the Lady Indian goalkeeper as the Lady Cyclones took a 2-nil lead to the intermission.
The lead obviously stunned the Lady Indians who did manage a late goal at the 76th minute but ‘Betsy held on down the stretch to take the big road victory.
Elizabethton freshman goalkeeper Morgan Heaton continues to grow in the net as she pitched a shutout in the first half and allowed only the one goal against the Class-AAA Lady Indians.
Elizabethton had eight shots on goal while the Lady Indians got off 14 shots. Heaton was credited with eight saves in the contest.
The Lady Cyclones last beat the Lady Indians a couple seasons at ago on the Lady Cyclone pitch with Tuesday’s win marking the second time that the Lady Cyclones have won in a regular-season contest.
Elizabethton will be on the road Thursday in Rogersville as they take on the Cherokee Chiefs before returning home for Senior Night on Monday against David Crockett.

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