With the heat index at 100 degrees at game time, the Lady Warriors of Southwestern was too hot and too much for the Lady Titans of Mercer Co.as they recorded a shutout last night 6-0 at Southwestern.

Allison Briones got the scoring started in the 37th minute as she controlled the ball in front of the goal and got a deflection off a Titan for the goal. Ten minutes later and Briones assisted Danay Fothergill as Danay lobbed a 20-yarder over the Titan goalkeeper. The Warrior defense led by the back line of Taylor Harris, Katelyn Beshears and Sharita Lyner kept the Titans in check as the Titans were called for five offsides in the first half. Harris and Lyner recorded 3 clears each in the first half.

In the 16th minute Devin Fothergill lifted a nice cross pass to little sister Danay as Danay headed in her 2nd goal. The Warriors continued to control the ball on both ends of the field.

"Everything goes much easier when you win balls," said Warriors coach Matt Cook. "We did a good job of communicating and created chances and finished them."

After the second water break at the 10 minute mark, Devin Fothergill got in the act as she scored on an assist from Danay who stole the ball from the Titan sweeper and crossed it to big sister. The passing of Olivia Brainard and Briones set up the Warrior goals as the Fothergills put the pressure on the Titan goalkeeper.

The Warriors led at the intermission 4-0.

It took less than a minute in the 2nd half as Danay scored the 'hat trick' when she shot and rebounded the shot off the goalie and punched it in for a 5-0 Warriors lead.

The Titans stepped up their offense with 8 shots at goal in the 2nd half but Warriors' goalkeeper, Chelsea Albright stifled the Titans as she recorded 9 saves and the shutout on the night.

In the 27th minute Danay dribbled past the Titan defense and drilled a left-footer to the upper left corner of the goal for her 4th goal. The Warriors continued their shots at goal as Briones, Devin, Hailley White and J.J. Bowling had shots. The Warrior defense held up for the 6-0 shutout.

The Warriors had 18 shots at goal as the Titans had 12.

"Albright played well in the goal and we are trying to get Fowler healthy so Albright can get back to playing in the field," said Cook. "It was a good team win tonight."

The Lady Warriors improve to 3-1 and travel to Taylor Co. on Monday for a 6 p.m. varsity contest

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