Oak Mtn. girls blank Thompson

Oak Mountain cruised to a 4-0 shutout of the Thompson Warriors Tuesday with four first-half goals, despite hitting the road for the first round of the Class 6A soccer playoffs.

Just under 18 minutes into the game, the Eagles got on the board first as Morgan Motes took a Julia Ferguson pass and blasted it in the net for the Oak Mountain score.

The Eagles wasted no time adding to their total as Marisa Tomaszewski scored just 44 seconds later to go up 2-0.

Sydney Herndon nearly gave the Eagles a 3-0 lead just over a minute later, but a blocked save by Thompson’s Danielle Morris gave the Warriors new life.

That would be as close as the Warriors would get.

With just over 19 minutes remaining in the first half, a corner kick by the Eagles bounced off a Thompson player and into the goal to give the Eagles a 3-0 advantage.

Three minutes later, the Eagles closed out the scoring as Christine Schweer’s corner pass was right on target with Ferguson heading the ball into the corner.

The Warriors had a chance to cut the deficit early in the second half, but Emilie Morrow’s kick was denied when Oak Mountain goalie Richelle Byrd made a leaping save.

The fourth-ranked Eagles (16-4-1) advance to the second round for a Class 6A, Section 5 rematch at top-ranked Spain Park (20-1-2) at 7 p.m. Saturday. Oak Mountain’s 2-0 victory over Spain Park in the Lakeshore Shootout Feb. 21 is the Jags only loss this season.

Other girls’ results from staff reports:

SPAIN PARK 8, PELHAM 1: Annalika Steyn scored the first three goals of the match for Spain Park, while Simone Charley added two goals in the win. Also scoring for the Jaguars was Emily Hoffman, Cavanagh Baker and Taylor Bisso, who also had two assists. Brittany Morgan had two assists, while Lakin Eddy, Abby Carr, Madeline Hughes and Jenna Pickering each had one. Pelham scored midway through the second half while trailing 7-0. Jessica Byrd had the goal.

BRIARWOOD 10, CENTRAL-TUSC 0: Lindsey Sillers posted a hat trick Tuesday, while Anna Kathryn Hall had two goals and an assist and Lauren Silvio had a goal and three assists. Kayla Drenen also had two goals for the Lions.

JOHN CARROLL 5, CHELSEA 2: Chelsea goalkeeper Emily Kemp had nine saves for the Hornets, but three of the five goals that slipped past the keeper proved to be difference. John Carroll (12-10-1) scored four goals in the second half to rally from behind Chelsea, who led at the breakfor a come-from-behind victory over Chelsea (7-10-1) to advance in Class 5A tournament action. Chelsea’s goals were scored bt Iyani Hughes and Alli Cochran scored goals, while Lauren Swee picking up an as

INDIAN SPRINGS 5, PARKWAY 0: Betsy Stewart scored two of Springs’ goals.