Second half costs Lady Tigers in 6-1 setback

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By Brody Jones

 For a half, the Rockwood Lady Tigers hung tough with the Grace Christian Lady Rams. The second half, however, saw the Lady Rams open it up and take a 6-1 win Monday night in Karns.

“Grace has improved a lot from last year,” Rockwood head coach Wes Ford said. “We held possession pretty well, but we didn't finish our chances and in the end that was what hurt us.”

The game was scoreless for the first 12 minutes until Grace got on the board first then 31 minutes into the contest, the Lady Rams pushed the lead to 2-0. 

At the 35-minute mark, Rockwood scored on a Shelbey Brackett goal with a Bre Daniel assist. 

Katie Cisson, Carson Evans and Lexie Hill all had scoring opportunities in the first half, but none could beat the Lady Ram goalkeeper to tie the game. 

The second half saw a barrage of offense from the Rams as they pushed the lead to 3-1 43 minutes into the game. The lead grew to 4-0 two minutes later. 

At the 51-minute mark, the lead grew to 5-1, and then the proverbial salt in the Lady Tigers open wounds was poured 65 minutes in to make the score 6-1 at the end of the game. 

“We just have to keep our heads up and keep going forward,” Ford added after the game.

Darian Green had eight saves in the loss for the Lady Tigers.