Clarksville High added to its regular season title by claiming the District 10-AAA Championship by shutting out Henry County 3-0 at Hilda J. Richardson Field.
The Lady Wildcats (16-4), who scored all three goals in the second half, will move on and host 9-AAA runner up Beech (16-5-2) Tuesday at home at 7p.m. in a Region 5-AAA semifinal game.
A win there and Clarksville would move on to play the winner of 9-AAA champ Hendersonville-Henry County (12-2-3) in the Region 5-AAA title match at Clarksville High on Thursday.
Clarksville High, winner’s of its first 10-AAA title in five years, would also host the Sectional match if it wins.
Amber Colvin knocked in the game’s first goal near the 57th minute.
Ella Baggett added the second score around the 64th minute.
Autumn Copeland added the final tally with netter around the 70th minute.
Clarksville High protected its home turf to claim a 3-0 victory against the Lady Patriots Thursday night for the district tournament crown.
It’s the first district tournament title for the Lady Wildcats since the 2007 season and it bookends Clarksville’s district regular season title.
Clarksville High kept up the pressure in the first half but could not get a shot past Henry County goalkeeper Addi Cate. Cate had seven solid saves in the first half and the Wildcats could not capitalize on a few golden opportunities.
The Lady Patriots’ defense played well under pressure, while the Lady Wildcats’ defense and freshman goalkeeper Melia Correa saw little action.
Clarksville’s midfielders played another solid game. After dominating play in the semifinal win against Northeast, the Lady Wildcats’ midfield stopped Henry County forwards from advancing into Clarksville territory. The Wildcats dominated possession time.
Seventeen minutes into the second half, CHS Junior Amber Colvin scored the game’s first goal after maneuvering past multiple Lady Patriot defenders. Colvin got off a solid kick that landed safely in the back of the net.
“I thought we kept our composure in the second half,” said Jeff Jordan who captured his first district soccer title during his first year as the team’s coach. “Our captain went out of the game and got injured again, the last time we played here against Henry County the same thing happened. But we responded and had three goals. In the second half we finished our opportunities.”
Sophomore Ella Baggett scored the second goal with 16 minutes left in the game when her errant but powerful kick deflected off a Henry County defender and found the net behind the goalkeeper.
Colvin made a great pass to sophomore Autumn Copeland, who kicked in a goal to push the lead to 3-0. With only 10 minutes left in the game, Clarksville High stood their ground and finished strong.
The victory moves the Lady Wildcats to 16-4 while Henry County falls to 12-2-3.
Both teams advance to next week’s region tournament but the significance of Thursday’s win for Clarksville High is that it will host its region game while Henry County will have to travel.
Clarksville will play host to Beech next week for a shot a reaching the region championship game and a sectional berth.
About James D. Horne
James D. Horne began his writing career at the Carrollton Missouri Democrat in 1995, and was the assistant sports editor/writer for the Hammond Louisiana Daily Star for two years. In 1998, Horne became the Missouri Basketball beat writer for the Columbia Daily Tribune. He joined The Leaf-Chronicle in Oct. 2003 as the lead prep writer and became the Austin Peay beat writer in March of 2005. During his career he won a state association sports writing award at the Daily Star and two while at the Leaf-Chronicle.
Originally from Tampa, Florida, Horne earned his B.A in communications from Central Methodist University in Fayette Missouri.
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