The Franklin County High School girls soccer team beat the Coffee County Lady Raiders 9-2 at home Tuesday in a semifinal game for their district tournament.
Franklin County dominated the game from beginning to end as the team scored early and often to advance to the district championship game for the third year in a row.
Libby Vincent got the scoring started as she knocked the ball in with a header off of a corner kick early in the first half for her fifth goal of the season. Kara McDaniel added a goal moments later to quickly make it a 2-0 game.
Ella Masters was the next Franklin County player to score as the Coffee County goalkeeper mishandled a shot from McDaniel which Masters then retrieved and fired into the net to grow the lead to three goals.
Franklin County led 3-0 at halftime.
McDaniel got her second goal of the day early in the second half off of a free kick from Vincent to put the lead at 4-0. The goal was McDaniel’s seventh of the year.
The lead continued to grow as a shot from Haley Campbell went off the crossbar and to the feet of Mariah Shull, who finished the play by punching the ball into the net to make it a 5-0 game.
The Lady Raiders would get on the board with a breakaway goal, but Masters answered back quickly as she fired a shot in from just outside the penalty area for her second goal of the day and her 12th score of the season to put the score at 6-1.
The scoring frenzy continued in the ensuing minutes as the Lady Raiders got their second goal of the day before Baylor Russell scored twice in quick succession for Franklin County to grow the deficit to 8-2 with about 16 minutes remaining. Russell has four goals this season with all of them being scored against Coffee County.
Shull would produce the final score of the day for either team as she found the net with a shot for her second goal of the day and her seventh of the year to put the final deficit at seven.
With the win, Franklin County improved to 9-3-2 on the season.
The girls soccer team will next play Thursday at home against Warren County High School in their district championship game. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.