The Southwestern Lady Warriors will be the number one seed in the District 30 tournament that will be hosted by the Warriors on Oct. 9 through Oct. 12. The Warriors went undefeated in district play, winning last night at the Plains 4-0 against the Lady Patriots of Lincoln County.

The Warriors dominated the contest from start to finish and shot 33 times on a sloppy field.

Senior goalkeeper Whitney Epperson recorded her sixth shutout of the season and recorded 5 saves. The Warrior defense, led by stopper Tessa Baker, kept the Patriots at bay as Taylor Harris, Katelyn Beshears, Hailley White and Niki Dillman provided a stifling defense.

The Warrior defense has allowed only 20 goals this season in 13 games.

The Warriors scored within three minutes of the opening kick as Chelsea Albright punched it in from a Casey Smith corner kick at the 37:20 mark. Smith scored the Warriors’ second goal at the 33:07 mark from an assist from Sharita Liner.

Five minutes later at the 28:24 mark, Olivia Brainard scored from an assist from Smith from an indirect kick.

“Our defense played well, but we got to get more than four goals with 33 shots,” said Lady Warriors’ head coach Matt Cook. “The last couple weeks we haven’t been finishing and we do have our leading scorer, Devin (Fothergill) out, but we have the players upfront capable of scoring 3 or 4 goals each.”

The Warriors kept shooting and had the chances in the second half. They got the fourth goal at the 26:30 mark as Smith hooked a 20-yard shot in the goal from an assist from Allison Briones.

Albright had a chance to score at the 25:30 mark with a header from a Smith corner kick, but came up short.

The Patriots had two chances with shots at goal at the seven-minute and one-minute marks, but Warrior keeper Epperson came up with the saves.

Smith led the 8-4-1 Warriors with two goals and two assists as Albright and Brainard, each scored a goal. Liner and Briones each added assists.

“We are creating chances to score and that is a positive,” Cook said. “I’m not displeased with our finishing, but we have got to get better before district. I am very confident in this team, we have a lot of talent.”

The Warriors will be on the road next week to get ready for district as they travel to East Jessamine on Monday, Oct. 2 and Danville on Thursday, Oct. 5.

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