The Franklin-Simpson Lady Cats soccer team played a make-up 13th District match against Todd County Central and went on to host Russellville last Tuesday night in another district match for Senior Night.

The Lady Cats won both district matches shutting out Todd County Central 7-0 and defeating Russellville, 9-2.

In the game against the Lady Rebels, the match was stopped on Tuesday, Sept. 10 due to inclement weather in the first half with a score of 3-0. The match picked up where it left off with Franklin-Simpson adding four more goals. Junior Kate Norwood scored five goals in the match along with one goal each from seniors Emily Griffin and Mackenzie Reece. Junior Lexi Phillips saved all 12 shots on the goal for the 7-0 shutout district match victory.

The following night against the Panthers, the Lady Cats honored their six seniors, including Lina Alfato, Emily Griffin, Evyn McCutchen, Mackenzie Reece, Elena Salvador and Lucia Tovar in a pre-match ceremony.

Following the ceremony, they rolled off nine straight goals with seven coming in the first half. Norwood recorded a hat trick, scoring three goals, with two goals from sophomore Anna Walker. Griffin, McCutchen and Reece also scored goals along with sophomore Elsa Humphrey. Phillips and freshman Aubrey Taylor combined for nine saves for the 9-2 district match victory.

"In the games against Todd County and Russellville, the girls played as a team, We have played very well in most of the district games and these two were no exception," Lady Cats head coach Alissa Williams said. "In our next game against Logan County, the girls have committed to playing harder than they did the last time to ensure it doesn't come down to penalty kicks. We have improved since the last time we played them. The captains have been leading the team in the right direction all season long, and it has made a huge impact on the way the girls have played thus far."

The Lady Cats will play the Lady Rebels in the upcoming 13th District Soccer Tournament in the 2-3 match up as the Logan County lady Cougars has secured the number one seed by winning the regular season championship. They will play Russellville, who will be the number four seed, in their opening round of the tournament. Franklin-Simpson was the district tournament runner-up to Logan County last season.

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