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Motlow soccer takes Region VII lead with comeback win over Columbia State

Sept. 11, 2018

Sophomore Bailee Walls scored the game-winning goal with nine minutes remaining to give the Motlow State Community College Lady Bucks a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Columbia State Friday at the Raider Academy in Manchester.

Motlow (2-0, 3-2-1) is now in sole possession of first place in the Region VII standings. Although women's soccer is not yet an official sport of the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA), the Region VII standings will be used to seed teams for the postseason tournament, to be held in Memphis, with the winner qualifying for the Central District tournament.

The Lady Bucks followed Friday's win with a 9-0 victory over the Covenant College JV Monday at Tullahoma's field behind East Middle School. Motlow will take the pitch next this Saturday, hosting Itawamba (Miss.) Community College at Franklin County High School in Winchester. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m.

Columbia State jumped out in front in Friday's contest with a goal at the nine-minute mark. Motlow responded though, tying the contest when Tyler Feaster scored at the 16-minute mark with an assist from Alexandra Rouse. Walls' game winner came with an assist from Kayla Moultry.

Motlow had a total of 26 shots in the contest, with 10 on goal. Both Walls and Paige Loveless each had five shots and Feaster had four. Emily Bryant played the entire contest as keeper and had a pair of saves. The Lady Bucks had four fouls on the day while the Lady Chargers had two.

Monday the Lady Bucks dominated the action from start to finish against Covenant, with nine different players scoring goals and each goal featuring an assist.

Rouse had the first goal at the 10-minute mark on an assist from Loveless, Feaster scored one minute later on an assist from April Gillespie, and Gillespie got her first goal of the season at the 19-minute mark on an assist from Feaster.

At 28 minutes, Walls scored with the assist from Emily Vallejo, who got her own goal at 41 minutes with the assist coming from Peyton Burgin. Olga Lopez then closed the half with one minute remaining by scoring on an assist from Walls.

In the second half, Moultry scored at the 52-minute mark on an assist from Gillespie, who also assisted Kristen Heath with a goal at 70 minutes. Kinsli Houck closed out the scoring with a goal at 85 minutes with an assist from Rebekah Duross.

Ashley Woods picked up her first win as goal keeper, playing the entire 90 minutes with one save. Every available player on Motlow's roster got in the game, with 14 different players attempting shots. The Lady Bucks attempted 25 shots, while Covenant College only attempted four.

After six games, Vallejo and Tyler Feaster lead the Lady Bucks with three goals and seven total points each, with Walls and Gillespie close behind with six points each. Walls has attempted 19 shots, Feaster 15, Rouse 13 and Loveless 12. Woods, Emily Bryant and Annie Kate Gibson have each won a game as keeper, with Gibson leading in saves with nine.

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Bailee Walls, a sophomore from Winchester, scored the game-winning goal with nine minutes remaining as the Motlow Lady Bucks beat Columbia State 2-1 in a women's soccer match Friday in Manchester. Motlow will host Itawamba Community College from Mississippi at Franklin County High School in Winchester at 4 p.m. Saturday. Photo by Dawn Feaster.