Tullahoma ended a three-game losing skid in style, dominating in a 9-0 victory over St. Andrew’s-Sewanee at home on Monday night.
Julia Duncan netted four scores for the Lady Wildcats (3-3, 1-1) in the win. Natalie Nunn, Anna Parker, Amy Johnson and Katy Champion each added goal for Tullahoma. St. Andrew’s-Sewanee also had an own goal in the first half, that lead to a THS score.
The Lady Wildcats netted five goals in the first half. Johnson got the scoring started less than five minutes into the opening period.
After getting ball possession on the top right corner of the keeper’s box, Johnson fired off a shot with a defender draped around her. She converted on that opportunity, finding the back of the net and giving Tullahoma a 1-0 advantage.
The Lady Wildcats were then held off the scoreboard until the final 10 minutes of the first half, when they put up four goals. After four corner kicks in less than two minutes, Tullahoma was able to find the back of the net again with 10:47 left in the first half.
After receiving the pass from Meredith Fogle, Duncan was able to capitalize for her first goal. Duncan was able to beat St. Andrew’s-Sewanee’s goalkeeper CeCe Schutz in a race to the ball, finding the back of the net, making the score 2-0.
Less than a minute later, Tullahoma added to its lead to make it a 3-0 ballgame. This time, the goal was scored by St. Andrew’s-Sewanee, as the ball hit off a defender, rolling into the back of the net with 9:53 remaining in the first half.
In the final two minutes of the opening period, Tullahoma netted a pair of scores. With 2:11 remaining in the period, Duncan was able to score again, firing off a shot. The ball landed between Schutz’ legs, but as the goalie went down for the ball, it squirted into the back of the net, making the score 4-0.
Nunn put up the final score of the first half for the Lady Wildcats. After getting the ball deep, just outside the keeper’s box in the middle of the field, Nunn lifted a shot that sailed over Schutz’ head, giving Tullahoma a 5-0 advantage.
In the second half, the Lady Wildcats added to their lead less than three minutes into the period. This time Champion found the back of the net, after outracing St. Andrew’s-Sewanee’s defense, connecting in the bottom left corner of the goal with 37:24, making the score 6-0.
Exactly two minutes later, Duncan completed her hat trick. After racing to the ball, Duncan fired a ball that connected for a score, giving the Lady Wildcats a 7-0 advantage.
Parker was next to get into the scoring column for Tullahoma. Off of a corner kick, Parker was able to get ball possession on the left side of the field, slipping the ball into the left corner of the net, upping Tullahoma’s lead to 8-0 with 20:56 remaining on the clock.
Duncan netted the final score of the game, enacting the mercy rule with 8:40 left in the second period. After getting a pass from Sara Gluch, Duncan was able to sink her shot, putting Tullahoma in front 9-0.
The Lady Wildcats dominated ball possession on Monday, only allowing St. Andrew’s-Sewanee to put up two shots on the day. Both of those attempts by the Lady Mountain Lions were on frame.
The Lady Wildcats totaled 28 shots in the victory, 19 of which were on frame. Tullahoma had 17 shot attempts in the first half, 13 of which were on target. THS added 11 more shots in the second half, six of which were on target.
Tullahoma was scheduled to host White County on Tuesday night. However, the score of that game was unavailable by press time.
The Lady Wildcats are slated to step back into District 11-AA play on Thursday with a trip to Spring Hill. Kickoff of the varsity game is scheduled for 7 p.m. with the junior varsity contest taking place beforehand at 5 p.m.