One for the seniors… Lady Cyclones blank Crockett 4-nil on Senior Night

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, October 9, 2019

It was a special night on the pitch at Citizens Bank Stadium as the Elizabethton Lady Cyclones took time out to honor five seniors who have helped Elizabethton go 10-3 coming into the night’s match and an overall record of 40-27-3 in the four years in the orange and black.
They can add another win to the previous totals as the Lady Cyclones worked through a steady rain late in the match to take a 4-nil victory over the visiting Lady Pioneers of Crockett.
“We played well tonight,” said Lady Cyclone head coach Bill McClay. “The field was fast and we adapted well where we had several good periods of possession and created some nice goals.
“While Senior Night may have provided a little distraction perhaps, I don’t believe it affected our play especially the seniors who were determined to make Senior Night that much more special with a victory.
Senior Lexi Brown got things off on the right track at the 8:43 minute when she netted a ball on an assist from another senior Kaylen Shell to make it 1-nil Lady Cyclones.
Brown returned the favor just over eight minutes later as Shell knocked in Elizabethton’s second goal to extend the advantage to 2-nil.
The Lady Pioneers simply had no answer for the Lady Cyclones as most of the first half was spent with ‘Betsy on the attack and when Crockett managed to push the ball toward the net, freshman goalkeeper Morgan Heaton was up to the task.
Heaton on at least three attempts offered up her body to secure the ball and keep Crockett off the board.
After intermission, the Lady Cyclones added a pair of goals as Shell took a feed from Maddie O’Quinn at the 48:43 minute to push the advantage to 3-nil.
O’Quinn later would add her own goal with 11 minutes left in the contest to give the game it’s final score of 4-nil. The Lady Cyclones will wrap up their regular season with a road trip to Morristown West on Thursday.
They will host a district playoff game on Tuesday, October 15th at 6 pm. The team has yet to be determined.
The following seniors were honored at the intermission:
Addie Addington
Addington is a four-year member of the team and has recorded two goals and six assists. She will be attending the University of Tennessee in the fall majoring in Biomedical Engineering.
Lexi Brown
Brown has played for the Lady Cyclones for all four years of high school. With her goal during the contest, Brown now has accumulated 41 goals and 37 assists which ranks her fifth in scoring in EHS history. Brown will be attending TCAT in the fall to study nursing.
Bailey Creasy
Creasy has been a four-year member of the Lady Cyclones program. In her career, she has one goal and five assists. As a goalkeeper, she had seven shutouts in 20 games. Creasy will be attending ETSU majoring in psychology and juvenile mental health.
Maggie Johnson
Johnson has played soccer for four years. Johnson has scored 23 goals and has added 21 assists. Johnson will play softball for Walters State and study education.
Kaylen Shell
Shell has played for all four years of high school 75 goals and 26 assists ranking her third in scoring in EHS history. Shell was named all-conference, all-district, and offensive player of the year in her freshman, sophomore, and junior seasons.
Shell was also named all-region in her junior season. She will be attending ETSU in the fall to earn a degree in the medical field.

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