The fourth week of the TSSAA soccer season was a rough one for the entire Robertson County-area. The six Robertson County-area schools went a combined 1-7-1 from Sept. 5-7, with the lone victory coming from Springfield’s 5-0 win over East Robertson.
In a showdown between two Robertson County rivals, it was the visiting Yellow Jackets that dominated from start to finish. Rubi Lujan and Olivia Merritt led the way for a Springfield offense that has continued to improve over the course of the season.
As we head into the fifth week of the year, what teams were able to rebound from disappointing performances? How did White House and White House Heritage earn their first wins of the season?
Here are the results from this week’s girls soccer action in the Robertson County-area:
East Robertson (7-6-1 record)
Monday, Sept.11 – at McGavock, W 2-1
Tuesday, Sept.12 – vs Independence Academy, W 1-0
Thursday, Sept.14 – vs STEM Preparatory, L 4-3
East Robertson entered this week looking to rebound from consecutive home losses to Springfield and Russellville (Ky). The Indians traveled to Nashville on Monday and earned a 2-1 victory over the McGavock Raiders. Junior striker Adalyn Peters and Kaitlyn Beaudu each scored a goal in the road victory, while Beaudu also tallied one assist.
On Tuesday, Independence Academy forfeited the scheduled game between the Lions and Indians. East Robertson will be credited with a 1-0 win.
Todd Evilcizer’s Indians closed the week with a 4-3 loss to STEM Preparatory. Despite falling behind early, East Robertson found itself with the lead thanks to another hat trick by Peters. The Indians surrendered the lead in the closing minutes, though, and fell to the visiting Chargers.
East Robertson will be back in action on Tuesday, Sept. 19 when the Indians host White House Heritage.
Thursday, Sept.14 – at Station Camp, PPD
Greenbrier and Station Camp’s District 9-AA game that was scheduled for Thursday, Sept.14 was postponed and rescheduled to Monday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. The Bobcats will be back in action on Sept. 19 and Sept. 21 when they face White House and Harpeth.
Tuesday, Sept.12 – vs Portland, L 5-1
Thursday, Sept.14 – at Liberty Creek, L 9-0
After being the only Robertson County-area team to pick up a win last week, Audrey Puentes’ Yellow Jackets found themselves winless this week.
On Tuesday, Springfield lost to Portland 5-1 in a non-district match. Panthers freshman Guorchiek Mut continued her stellar freshman campaign with three goals in the Portland victory. Springfield’s lone goal came in the second period off a corner kick. Junior Maria Sanchez Valle delivered a header in the back of the net to give the Yellow Jackets their only goal of the afternoon.
Springfield traveled to Gallatin on Thursday to face the uber-talented Liberty Creek Wolves. The home-standing Wolves dominated from the opening whistle, scoring four goals in the opening period. Liberty Creek went on to score five more goals in the second period to claim the 9-0 victory over the Yellow Jackets.
White House (2-9)
Tuesday, Sept.12 – vs Macon County, W 7-2
Thursday, Sept. 7 – at Portland, W 5-1
White House notched its first two wins of the season this week, with both wins coming over District 9-AA opponents. Sophomore forward Jordyn Tucker and senior Lauren Davis led the way for the Blue Devils versus Macon County, each scoring three goals in the home win. Sophomore midfielder Joeli Ryman also added a goal for the Blue Devils offense.
Tucker continued her great performance this past week on Thursday at Portland. The sophomore tallied three more goals in the victory, while Ryman scored the other two markers for the Blue Devils. Kelsey Anglea, Izzy Tathem and Lauren Davis each had an assist in the road win.
White House currently sits in first place in District 9-AA with a 2-0 record, the Blue Devils will face district rival Greenbrier on Tuesday, Sept. 19.
White House Heritage (1-9-1)
Thursday, Sept. 14 – vs Northeast, W 5-0
Mark Redferrin’s Patriots picked up their first win of the season in a non-district game over Northeast. Heritage had an offensive explosion on Thursday, with five different Patriots finding the back of the net on offense.
Maddie Ary, Madison Legan, Isabella Boucher, Julianna West and Claire King each scored goals in the senior night win. The Patriots defense was superb in the shutout victory, with goalkeepers Chloe Cobb and Emma Goedee each spending time in net. Heritage’s defense held Northeast to just one shot on goal for the entire game.