By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
After winning their season opener 7-1, the Whitley County Lady Colonels soccer team has struggled to score.
Following a 1-1 tie against Hazard, Kelly Sawyers’ squad fell 4-0 to Wayne County on the road Tuesday.
After the loss, Sawyers was disappointed and thought her team had as much a chance to win as the Cardinals.
“I think we had as many chances on goal, but our girls just couldn’t make the best of them,” Sawyers said. “We haven’t been finishing like we should and that’s a concern as the season goes on.”
Wayne County jumped ahead 1-0 in the first half and after what Sawyers called a “major letdown” in the second half, pushed the gap to 4-0 as the match came to a close.
“I think a lot of it was the fact that we are just not communicating as a team,” Sawyers said. “Whether it’s when we have the ball or when we are on defense, we just don’t seem to be talking to each other.”
With the loss, the Lady Colonels fall to 1-1-1 on the season and will be back in action Thursday when they travel to Middlesboro. Sawyers said there would most likely be some changes in the lineup by that time.
“We made a few changes tonight and we’ll see about a few more Thursday,” she said.
By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
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The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets are partying like it's 1987! That was the last time the Jackets won a game in the 13th Region Tournament, and they ended the 27-year drought with a 47-44 win over the heavily-favored Knox Central Panthers on Thursday night.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'Em
When it comes to picking region tournament games, it’s not an easy task to say the least. This is the most parity that I’ve ever seen in the 13th Region Boys and Girls Tournaments.
If Clay County’s play during the first game of the 13th Region Tournament is any indication of things to come, Robert Marcum’s squad could be well on its way of capturing their second straight 13th Region championship.
The Way it is
Since I’m picking Corbin to pull off the upset against Jackson County today, I figured I’d give my top five upsets dating back to 2005-06 when the 13th realigned and welcomed both North and South Laurel high schools to the mix.
Tony Pietrowski’s Corbin Redhounds have been favored during the past two first round 13th Region match-ups, and have been upset both times. Corbin is hoping things might change a bit this time around.
Barbourville will have hands full against Bell County today
Dinky Phipps’ Barbourville Tigers are looking for their first 13th Region Tournament win dating back to 2006’s tournament when they defeated Clay County in the regional semifinals.
Like It or Not
There’s an elephant in the room at this year’s 13th Region Tournament, and really in basketball in general, and I guess I’ll be the first one to point it out (publicly with my name attached to it).
Chris' Daily Region Pick'Em
With the first three days of opening round games in the books, I can honestly say I'm not surprised that I'm 4-2 overall when it comes to my pick'ems record.
You can never count out the Clay County Lady Tigers when it comes to the 13th Region Tournament.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'em
After going just .500 during the girls games, things are going to get even tougher when it comes to picking the 13th Region Boys Tournament games.
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