Carroll County’s varsity girls’ soccer team locked up a home conference playoff game Friday for the first time in the three years of Conference 24 with a 4-0 win at Pulaski County. Adrienne Harris got the Cavaliers on the board 10 minutes into the game after being fouled at the corner of the box. She then converted the direct kick into a goal, which would end up being the game-winning shot.
At halftime, Carroll head coach Wayne Edmonds challenged the girls to step up their game. The Cavaliers did just that in the 2nd half as Carlie McMillian got her first goal to make it 2-0. She received a great corner from Gracie Puckett and tucked the shot into the far side of the net.
Later, Carroll senior striker Madison Puckett scored the game’s third goal after she received a cross from Harris, making the score 3-0 Cavaliers. The fourth and final goal came from Adrienne Harris after there was a scramble for the ball inside the penalty area and she found the back of the net with a shot from about seven yards out.
The 4-0 Carroll win also was freshman keeper Haley Hurst’s first shutout of her high school career. The Cavaliers will be the four seed in the Conference 24 Tournament and will host a Conference 24 Quarterfinal at home on Sat., May 21, at 1 p.m.
JV GIRLS’ SOCCER
Carroll County’s JV girls’ soccer team earned their third tie of the season Friday with a 1-1 draw against Pulaski County.
The first 20 minutes were a scoreless tie when one of Pulaski’s strikers found herself uncovered at the top of the box and she placed a one-touch shot into the corner of the net. The score would stay tied until 15 minutes left in the game when Keylei Newman got a rebound from the Pulaski keeper and put it away to tie the game at 1-all.
Both teams kept the other from scoring the rest of the way.
“Our team played great as a unit and I could not be any more proud of this group then I am right now,” Carroll County JV coach Marion Harris said. “They have come together as a team.”