The Franklin-Simpson Lady Cats closed out the district portion of their season by splitting a pair of matches with the Logan County Lady Cougars and the Todd County Central Lady Revels.
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The Lady Cougars led 2-0 at the end of the 1st half with two goals by sophomore Kadyn Costello. In the 2nd half, senior Peyton Van Zant scored two goals for a 4-0 lead. Lady Cats' junior Kate Norwood scored her 23rd goal of the season that cut their deficit down to 4-1. But Costello added her third goal of the game for the "hat trick" and senior Hannah Matthews added a goal.
Junior Lexi Phillips saved 20 shots for Franklin-Simpson but sophomore Brianna Shelton added two assists for the Lady Cougars as they finished district play with an overall record of 6-0 with the 6-1 victory over the Lady Cats.
"Unfortunately Tuesday nights game did not go our way," Lady Cats head coach Alissa Williams said. "We gave up some easy goals, but we had some good chances that we just couldn't finish. However, Kate Norwood was able to put one in the back of the net."
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Sophomore Anna Walker scored the lone goal of the match for the 1-0 victory. Junior Lexi Phillips made 13 saves for her second shutout of the season which both has came against Todd County Central.
"Tonight's game against Todd County went much better," Williams said. "We were able to keep them scoreless, and the teams defense as a whole was much better. The girls focused a lot more tonight, which led to Anna Walker scoring the one and only goal."
The Lady Cats are now preparing for next week's 13th District Girls' Soccer Tournament at Logan County High School. They will play Todd County Central at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 5:30 p.m. The winner of that match will play the winner of Monday night's match of the Logan County Lady Cougars and the Russellville Lady Panthers. The two winners will meet in the championship match on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 5:30 p.m. The two teams will advance to the 4th Region Girls' Soccer Tournament.
"The opening round of districts for us will be against Todd County," Williams said. "After playing Todd County three times this season, two wins and a loss, the girls will have to come ready to play. It'll be a tough game, but I know they have what it takes to win and make it into the district championship."