At this time of the girls soccer season, it’s all about surviving and advancing.
Here’s a roundup from tonight’s region tournament semifinals. The winners play in the region finals and also qualify for Saturday’s state sectionals.
Bearden 7, Tennessee High 1: Bearden got two goals apiece from Abby Brewer and Taylor Cross and scores from Hannah Wilson, Madison Reeves and Alex Smith. Bearden will host Science Hill on Thursday in the region championship. Science Hill eliminated Jefferson County on Tuesday, 1-0.
Maryville 8, Oak Ridge 1: Grace Oliver scored two goals and Reyna Coston had a goal and two assists, and the Lady Rebels cruised in the semifinals.
Maryville will host Hardin Vardin Valley, a 3-2 winner over Powell, in the championship game Thursday.
Greeneville routed Sevier County 9-0 and Seymour blanked Elizabethton 3-0 to set up the region finale in Region 1-AA.
Central and Gibbs moved their region semifinal to Wednesday. Catholic defeated Grainger, 3-0, in the other semifinal and will await the Central-Gibbs winner in the final.
Anderson County 2, Cumberland County 1: Laura Wilson and Natalie Bartley scored first-half goals for the Lady Mavs, who led 2-0 at the half and hung on to advance. Anderson County will host Scott, a 2-1 winner over Livingston Academy, in the region championship.
Gatlinburg-Pittman 3, Chuckey-Doak 2 (2OT): Lindsey Jennette scored with 1 minute in the second overtime to send the Lady Highlanders into the Region 1-A championship at Alcoa on Thursday.
Alcoa 7, University 0: Peiton Bledsoe got the scoring going, and McKinna Murr added a hat trick as the Lady Tornadoes secured a spot in Thursday’s Region 1-A championship against Gatlinburg-Pittman.
Oneida defeated Greenback, 5-2, to advance to the region title game against Polk County — which eliminated Cumberland Gap, 5-3.
CAK 5, JCS 0: The Lady Warriors skated past Jackson Christian School in a first-round, state-tournament game. They’ll play CPA, the top seed from the middle region, in the state quarterfinals on Saturday. CAK got goals from Eva Toler, Lydia Heinz, Lia Schreuder and Brooke Forrester.
Grace Christian fell to Evangelical Christian School on Tuesday, 5-1.
Webb was eliminated by University School of Nashville, 5-0.