Ella Masters

Franklin County's Ella Masters, in gray, pushes the ball down the field with a defender in pursuit during a game Thursday against Coffee County Central High School. Masters had three goals and an assist in the 6-2 win.

The Franklin County High School girls soccer team beat the Coffee County Lady Raiders 6-2 at home on Thursday for the team’s sixth win of the season.

Franklin County put up four goals in the first half alone and added to the lead in the second half as the team notched its third straight win.

Franklin County head soccer coach Kent Bean said his team showed improvement from their 4-3 win against Coffee County on Sept. 14.

“The last time we played Coffee County, we won, but it wasn’t one of our cleanest games overall. I thought we left a lot out there and gave up two goals that we probably could have not given up,” he said. “Today, we cleaned a lot of that stuff up and took a little bit of a different energy in.

“Overall, I’m really happy with the effort and the improvement from the last time we saw (Coffee County.)”

Ella Masters got Franklin County on the board 13 minutes into the game as she broke away from the defense, maneuvered around the charging goalkeeper and tapped the ball into the net.

The Lady Raiders answered back quickly as they scored their first goal four minutes later to tie the score at 1-1.

However, the tie would last for just two minutes as Osiris Rodriguez fired a shot into the net to make it a 2-1 game. The goal was her second of the season.

Franklin County wasn’t done scoring in the first half as Kara McDaniel knocked the ball into the goal after it bounced off of the hands of Coffee County’s goalkeeper with seven minutes left in the half for her sixth goal of the year.

Masters would add her second goal of the day a few minutes later to push the lead up to three.

Franklin County led 4-1 at halftime.

The offensive momentum remained in Franklin County’s favor early in the second half as Mariah Shull scored her third goal of the season off of an assist from Masters less than 90 seconds into the period.

Masters pushed the lead up to five goals with 28 minutes remaining as she fired a line drive which deflected off of the opposing goalie and into the net. The goal was her third of the day and her eighth of the year.

The Lady Raiders would get one more goal in the closing seconds of the contest, but Franklin County would still win by four.

With the win, Franklin County improved to 6-3-1 on the season and 3-0-1 in district play.

They will next play Tuesday at Warren County High School. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.