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Montgomery Central High School Soccer falls in District 11 A/AA finals to Fairview 5-0

 

Montgomery Central High SchoolCharlotte, TN – Fairview High School’s Erika Suhrbier recorded a hat trick, Thursday, October 17th in the finals of the District 11 A/AA soccer tournament held at Creek Wood High School, to upset the tournament’s number one seed Montgomery Central 5-0 and end the Lady Indians 15-game win streak.

Montgomery Central (15-2), who was looking to win its first district tournament title since 2003, hadn’t lost a match since a 4-0 setback to open the season back on August 20th to West Creek High School.

Montgomery Central High School Falls in Regional Soccer Tournament. (David Roach-Clarksville Sports Network)

Montgomery Central High School Falls in Regional Soccer Tournament. (David Roach-Clarksville Sports Network)

“It’s really hard to beat a team three times in a season,” Montgomery Central coach Gary Gossett said. “We won 4-1 early in the season at their place, but only 2-1 they played at our place, so we felt that we were even, but tonight they came out ready to play.”

The Lady Indians didn’t help themselves early on, as Central was called for a foul just outside the penalty in the 13th minute giving the Yellowjackets a free kick.

Suhrbier blasted shot just inside the left post that Montgomery Central starting keeper Sara Jackson got her hands on, but she wasn’t able to keep the ball from going through her hands and into the net for a goal and a 1-0 Fairview lead.

Three minutes later, Fairview (13-7) would benefit from an own goal by the Lady Indians, as a corner kick by the Yellowjackets was headed into the net by a Central defender.

“Those first two goal kind of put a damper on things,” Gossett said. “But the girls played hard all the way to the end of the match and I was proud of that and I’m proud of all they accomplished this season.”

Fairview was score its third goal of the first half in the 22nd minute on another free kick following a Central foul, this time Morgan Mooney converting the kick for a 3-0 Yellowjackets lead.

“We’ve been getting off to pretty good starts the last couple of weeks,” Fairview coach Kevin Sizemore said. “Our girls came in with a game plan tonight and they executed what we needed to do and just came out on the good side.”

It was still 3-0 as the two teams started the second half, when a questionable call in the 49th minute gave Fairview a penalty kick when Central’s keeper Allison Schmittou and Suhrbier got tangled up near the top of the penalty box.

Suhrbier converted the penalty kick and the Yellowjackets led 4-0.

The final goal of the night was also by Suhrbier – her third of the match – also coming on a free kick in the 53rd minute.

Despite the final margin, Montgomery Central dominated for the most part statistically, as the Lady Indians outshot the Yellowjackets 17-7 and in shots on goal 15-7.

Fairview did hold an 11-6 advantage in corner kicks.

Fairview’s keeper Anika Sutter recorded 15 saves, while Central got a save each from Jackson and Schmittou.

Montgomery Central will now have to go on the road for its first Region match, October 22nd, as the travel to the winner of the District 12 A/AA tournament finals between Christ Presbyterian Academy and Page High School.

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About Chris Austin

    Chris Austin

    Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.

    Chris is a former Head Softball Coach for APSU, and assistant basketball coach for CHS.

    Chris has worked at the Leaf-Chronicle, and WJZM News/Talk/Sports radio. Has also worked at the Sports Information Department at APSU, and has covered championship events for the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA.

    Chris is an avid sports fan and can be found at most Austin Peay State University sports events.

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