Lady Bobcats gain decisive win

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By Jace Greene

The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats played their third game of the season on Tuesday night in what is still a very young season.

Oliver Springs is off to a good start as the Lady Bobcats are now 2-1 after picking up a convincing 4-1 win over the Knoxville Ambassadors.

The only blemish on the record for Oliver Springs is a 1 point loss to the Lady Jackets of Roane County High School.

The Lady Bobcats never trailed in the contest and didn’t allow a goal until 8 and half minutes left in the contest.

“We started really slow and that’s something we have done in the past,” said head coach Josh Pryor of the Lady Bobcats.

The slow start picked up when Miya Whitson put the soccer ball in the net 25 minutes into the game to give the Lady Bobcats the upper hand in the first half.

The Lady Bobcats picked up another goal before the first half was over as Ivy Reed scored her first goal of the night to give the Lady Bobcats some room to breathe as they headed into halftime with a 2-0 lead over the Knoxville Ambassadors.

“We are doing a lot better at taking away the next level,” said Pyror of the Lady Bobcats solid defensive play on the night.

The Lady Bobcats continued to play tough defense as the second half began along with adding goals to their lead. Reed was able to pick up her second goal of the night as the botted home a left footed goal to give the Lady Bobcats a commanding 3-0 lead at the 25:01 mark in the second half.

The Lady Cats picked up another goal that seemingly put things out of reach for the visiting Knoxville Ambassadors as Reagan Ross scored on a header to lift their lead to a score of 4-0.

Knoxville picked up one goal with 8 and a half minutes remaining in the contest to bring the score to it’s final 4-1.

Breanna Broaddus is a player that stood out to Coach Pyror after the game. “Breanna played really solid. She is a freshman who has stepped in and has played good for us,”

Pryor was also satisfied with the movement on the field. “We are doing better at having more movement with the ball. We are trying to give the person with the ball more options,”

The Lady Bobcats had a great showing on Tuesday night and look for them to continue to succeed as the season progresses.