Lady Dawgs take wins over Hattiesburg, Lawrence County
The Franklin County High School Lady Soccer Dawgs rebounded from a trio of losses to claim back-to-back wins over Hattiesburg and Lawrence County.
The program has an overall record of 3-4-0 for the current season with action slated to return following the Thanksgiving break.
On Thursday, Nov. 11, FC and Lawrence County battled to a scoreless tie in the first half of their matchup before the Lady Dawgs pounded out six goals after intermission.
Kayleigh Bolt and Morgan Laird paced Franklin County with two goals apiece while Karlee Wallace and Gre’yone Queen scored a single goal apiece.
Bolt, Laird, Wallace, Lilly Hutto and Carmen Coleman each had an assist in the game.
FC’s offense finished the night with 29 shots and 13 shots on goal.
Defensively, Ali Bolt led the way with 11 stops while Wallace finished with 10.
Amberly Wallace and Kayleigh Bolt had eight stops each with Hutto, Kaitlyn Fussell and Ashlynn O’Quinn collecting seven apiece.
Goalkeeper Katherine Romero claimed the shut-out win with three saves to her credit.
FC 3, HATTIESBURG 0
At Hattiesburg High School on Tuesday, Nov. 9, Franklin County jumped out to a 2-0 lead and went on to claim a 3-1 win over the Lady Tigers.
Edniya Gorden and Queen recorded their first-ever goals as part of the Lady Dawgs soccer program in the contest.
Gorden’s shot — which was also the game winner — was aided by O’Quinn’s drive up the field.
Queen scored on a header into the net and Laird recorded a goal — both thanks to key feeds from Kayleigh Bolt.
Franklin County had 12 shots on goal and 26 total shots on the night against Hattiesburg.
Ali Bolt had a stellar night on defense against the Lady Tigers with a game-high 14 stops and Kayleigh Bolt wound up with 10 — the duo recorded better than one out of every four defensive takeaways for the Lady Dawgs.
Hutto, Wallace and O’Quinn each had eight FC stops.
Romero and Amberly Wallace split time as goalkeeper with the former earning the win and collecting two saves while the latter recorded four saves and surrendered a goal to the Lady Tigers.
LOYD STAR TOURNEY
TERRY 2, FC 0
D’IBERVILLE 3, FC 0
In the Loyd Star Tournament played in Brookhaven on Saturday, Nov. 6, the Lady Dawgs dropped a pair of decisions to a pair of stout 6A programs in D’Iberville and Terry.
Franklin County fell to Terry, 2-1, and to D’Iberville, 3-0.
Against Terry, the Lady Dawgs had three shots on goal with Laird finding the net for Franklin County in the second half.
Karlee Wallace led the defensive effort with nine stops with Ali Bolt adding eight and Fussell and Kayleigh Bolt with seven each.
Playing in front of the net, Romero and Amberly Wallace had three saves each with the duo surrendering a single goal apiece. Wallace was credited with the loss.
In the D’Iberville contest, FC had five shots on goal but failed to put the ball in the net once.
Ali Bolt led with nine stops in the affair while Fussell, Karlee Wallace and Kayleigh Bolt collected eight each.
O’Quinn recorded seven stops in the game.
Romero and Amberly Wallace split time as goalkeepers — with the pair collecting five saves each with Romero, who started and took the loss, surrendering two goals and Wallace one.
RICHLAND 3, FC 0
On Thursday, Nov. 4, Richland slipped past Franklin County, 3-0. The Lady Dawgs had one shot on goal and nine total shots in the effort.
Ali Bolt finished with 11 stops while Karlee Wallace added nine and Amberly Wallace, O’Quinn and Hutto had eight apiece.
Romero look the loss from in front of the net, but still had an impressive eight saves during the contest.
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The Franklin County Lady Soccer Dawgs will return to play on Monday, Nov. 29 in a district contest against Hazlehurst.
The game is slated to start at 5 p.m.
On Tuesday, Nov. 30, FC will travel to face North Pike with junior varsity girls action at 4 p.m., with varsity girls play beginning at 6 p.m.
The Lady Soccer Dawgs will host Terry at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2 before traveling to face off against Brookhaven on Tuesday, Dec. 7.
The games at Ole Brook will include JV girls at 4 p.m., and varsity girls at 6 p.m.
The team will host Wesson in another district outing on Thursday, Dec. 9 with JV girls playing at 4 p.m. and varsity girls to follow at 6 p.m.
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