HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Lady Blackcats, Lady Eagles advance to title match

Defending champion Prestonsburg and Johnson Central scored semifinal-round wins in the 15th Region tournament played at Massey Energy Soccer Complex at Goody on Tuesday night.

Here is a recap:



Prestonsburg’s Anna Burchett scored six goals, including the final four of the match, leading the Lady Blackcats to a 10-0, mercy-rule win over host Belfry.

Chloe Collins, Madeline Stambaugh, Madison Hicks, and Sophie Stephens added one each as Prestonsburg improved to 19-1.

Belfry was limited to just one shot on goal while Prestonsburg took 29.

Goalkeeper Jazzy Cline stopped 13 shots as the Lady Pirates season ended at 8-12-1.

Johnson Central….1

Lawrence County…0

Johnson Central’s Haley Lykins scored in the 43rd minute to account for the only goal as the Lady Eagles advanced to the title match with a 1-0 win over Lawrence County.

Clara Blair finished with six saves as Johnson Central oved to 9-6-3, setting up a rematch of the 57th District tournament finals won by Prestonsburg.

Lawrence County’s Kaison Ward stopped eight shots on goal as the Lady Bulldogs season ends at 13-7.