Lionettes shoot, score
The character of a team is generally revealed in the face of adversity.
Cannon County’s soccer team has a great deal of character.
After suffering a 13-1 setback at the hands of powerful Central Magnet to start the week, Cannon County (3-2), responded with impressive wins against Jackson County and Watertown.
The Lionettes turned back Jackson County, 4-1, on the road Thursday (Aug. 28) and returned home for a triumphant 13-3 win against Watertown Saturday (Aug. 30).
Junior standout Livia Walker scored seven goals in the three matches, including two hat tricks. The forward has produced 12 goals through five matches, just shy of her single-season record 18 goals in 2013.
Walker scored Cannon County’s only goal in the setback at Central. Keeper Jessica Elmy had 12 saves or the score could have been much worse.
Things were much better at Jackson County.
The defense was solid, holding the Lady Blue Devils scoreless through the first 70 minutes of the 90-minute match.
Midfielders Kalie McCrary, Hannah Haley, Kendra Maynard, Victoria “Tory” Jones and Kristen McReynolds helped keep the pressure on the Jackson County defense and made several stop before the Jackson County offense could build any momentum.
Walker scored three goals for her second hat trick. Molly Williams scored the only other goal, her second of the season. Maynard, Williams and Walker had assists for the Lionettes.
“It was the best our offense has looked thus far,” Lionettes Head Coach Zach McAllister said. “The girls were excited about their success on the field.”