By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
CORBIN — The Corbin Lady Redhounds snapped a three-match losing streak Tuesday with a 3-0 win over Pulaski County at home.
The win was a group effort as Matty Thompson, Morgan Boggs and Kaitlyn Waddle combined for the Lady Redhounds’ three goals in the win.
The victory, as well as a few players returning from injury, may have come just in time for Corbin head coach Eric Steely as his team gets set to face South Laurel Thursday in a district showdown.
“This was a good win for us and it was also good to finally get to play at home,” Steely said. “This is a good momentum win and it also is a win where we were able to get several girls back on the field that have been injured.
“Hopefully we can build on this and improve as the season progresses,” he added. “We’re still a young team and we have a lot to work on, but I’m happy with the way we played tonight.”
Corbin took the lead 10 minutes into the contest when Thompson’s goal made the score 1-0, which is where it stayed until the second half.
Boggs scored in the 55th minute to stretch the lead to 2-0, while Waddle’s goal in the 75th minute extended Corbin’s margin to 3-0.
As if the group effort in the scoring column wasn’t enough to make Steely happy, he was especially pleased with the effort of Corbin’s keeper, Meghann Blackburn, after the shutout.
“Meghann did a great job for us, but really when you look at it, she’s done a great job all season so far,” Steely said. “The problem has been that we haven’t played all that well in front of her yet.
“She made an absolutely beautiful save that sent the ball over the crossbar got everybody going,” he added. “Everyone played well tonight, which is why we won the match, so you have to be pleased as a coach.”
Corbin will be back in action Thursday when it hosts South Laurel at 5:30 p.m.
Corbin blanks Pulaski County in home opener
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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