Ashland, Ky — Lawrence Co. Middle school ( 14-1 ) won the OVC Girls Soccer Tournament with a 2-1 Victory over Ashland Saturday afternoon. The two teams split in the regular season.
The game was scoreless at the half as both teams were fighting for a championship.
Emersyn Elliott scored on a pass from Alyssa Howard to make it 1-0 Lawrence Co. 10 minutes into the second half. Less than 5 minutes later Casey Hovis was driving inside the box when she was fouled setting up Brylee Blair’s penalty kick to put LCMS up 2-0. Ashland scored with less than 7 minutes remaining to cut the lead in half but the Lady Bulldogs were able to hang on for the 2-1 win.
2019 OVC Soccer Champions
Friday night in the semifinal game against East Carter the two teams were tied 0-0 after regulation which forced the game to Penalty Kicks.
Lawrence Co. won 3-2 on PK’s and advanced to the Championship game.
Stats for the season 2019 season were:
Goals and assists
Emersyn Elliott 22 and 10
Alyssa Howard 17 and 10
Ashlynn Elliott 14 and 13
Maggie Johnson 8 and 5
Brylee Blair 7 and 9
Casey Hovis 6 and 5
Saibra Moore 3 and 4
Paylin Meek 1 and 2
Laylen Hopson 1 goal
Chloe Vinson 1 assist
LCMS scored 79 goals in the season and finished with 59 assists.
LCMS Soccer Head Coach Heath Webb
“ What a great season from start to finish. I’m so happy for the entire team to be able to bring back the championship home to LC. Great group of girls, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and all who came out each practice and game and supported these fine young ladies. I am So proud to be a part of this team.”