Prep Soccer: Another short night for Lady Indians
By DOUG GORMAN
The Stephenson girls soccer team didn't spend too much time at East Coweta Thursday night.
Less than 20 minutes into the Region 2-AAAAA contest, it was over and Stephenson was headed back to DeKalb County as the Lady Indians completely dominated the game, winning 10-0 in a match called in the first half by the mercy rule.
The Lady Indians moved their record to 10-1 overall and 6-0 in Region 2-AAAAA action and kept pace with Newnan's girls.
The Lady Cougars won their fifth straight region soccer match 10-0 by way of the mercy rule over M.L. King at Drake Stadium. No other information was available at deadline. (To view or purchase photos from this game, please visit http://photos.times-herald.com/mycapture and click on Sports / Soccer for the photo gallery.)
Both county teams may welcome the annual Coweta Cup tournament beginning next week, having not been pushed at all so far in region play. Newnan's girls are now 9-1-1 with an 5-0 mark in 2-AAAAA while outscoring teams 50-0.
With their latest win, the Lady Indians have outscored region opponents 60-0, all by the mercy rule.
"The biggest thing in these games is to make sure, you stay healthy," East Coweta head coach Chris Luppens said. "It's a region game, so we want to make sure the goal differential is there. There is not the intensity that you would have in a normal game, but we still came out and played hard. I thought we had great communication tonight."
East Coweta took charge of the contest with five goals in the first eight minutes.
Taylor McDermott gave the Lady Indians a 1-0 lead 58 seconds into the game and the contest was never close from there.
Jordan Grant added the game's second goal when she rebounded a shot into the back of the net.
Sophomore forwards Nikki Brandley and Ren Waters scored two goals each in a span of about 10 minutes. Freshman goaltender Sutton Raye came out of the net briefly to convert a penalty kick into one of the Lady Indians early scores.
The flurry of offense gave the Lady Indians a 7-0 lead with 23:59 left in the first half.
East Coweta was able to finish off Stephenson when Morgan Dill scored twice and Carley Craft adde a score.
Lynnsey Danford, Waters, Brandley, Grant, Morgan Dill, Craft and Anna Lauzon each had assist during the Lady Indians short night of work.
East Coweta steps out of region play tonight when they travel to Fayette County.