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One goal enough for DC against Lady Rebels

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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Dyer County senior Sarah Ashley prepares to score for the Lady Choctaws on Tuesday against Obion County.
Entering Tuesday's matchup with Obion County Central, the Lady Choctaw team was enjoying a 3-1 start to the season, having given up a mere three goals in four games.

After Tuesday's contest, Dyer County improved to 4-1 overall thanks to a good defensive effort as well as the right foot of senior Sarah Ashley.

Ashley scored on a breakaway with 8:30 left in the first half. The lone goal turned out to be enough as the Lady Choctaws held the Lady Rebels scoreless for the remainder of the half as well as the entire second to win the contest 1-0.

"I don't think we played our best today, but considering the heat, long weekend and the fact that some of them were thinking about the fair, I think we did all right," said Lady Choctaw coach Sylvia Jones. "We held them scoreless, so overall I was proud of the girls."

The Lady Choctaws' other wins this season came against Covington (1-0), Gibson County (6-0), and Ripley (9-1), while the lone defeat came against South Fulton (4-2).

On Tuesday, a defensive battled ensued from the outset until Ashley broke free and raced toward the goal, ultimately firing a shot past the Lady Rebel goalkeeper for the only goal of the contest.

"Defensively we were pretty good today, and I thought Micah Bennett controlled the defense and she managed to be where she needed to be for the entire game," said Jones.

The head coach was also impressed with goalkeeper Logan Eichler, who finished with five saves during the contest. "Logan had a great game for us. She was into the game from the start and was able to keep them from scoring on a day when we really weren't at our best."

The Lady Choctaws now turn their attention to Thursday's district showdown with visiting Brighton.

"We're going to have to be at our best defensively in order to have a chance to win, but we can do it," said Jones.



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