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Lady Raiders Soccer drop three straight games

By: Steve LeMaster

After opening the 2017 season 3-1, the McCreary Central girls’ soccer team has suffered three straight losses. The Raiders have lost via shutout to Scott (Tenn.), Whitley County and Pulaski County in back-to-back-to-back games.

Visiting Scott, a team out of Huntsville, Tenn., shut out the Raiders 5-0 on Thursday, Aug. 24.

Forcing McCreary Central to remain in the loss column two days later, Whitley County blanked the Raiders 5-0 on Saturday.

Pulaski County dealt McCreary Central its third straight loss on Monday, defeating the Raiders 9-0 in a 47th District girls’ soccer game.

With the loss to Pulaski County, McCreary Central slipped to 3-4-0 overall and 0-2-0 in the 47th District.

At press time, McCreary Central was ranked seventh in the 12th Region Girls’ Soccer Standings. The Raiders were ranked behind East Jessamine (3-4-1), Somerset (3-3-0), Pulaski County (4-3-0), West Jessamine (5-2-0), Boyle County (5-2-0) and frontrunner Danville (7-1-0). McCreary Central was ranked ahead of Southwestern (1-4-2), Lincoln County (1-5-0), Garrard County (1-5-0), Mercer County (0-3-0), Wayne County (0-3-0) and Casey County (0-5-0) in the 12th Region Girls’ Soccer Standings.

Looking to return to the win column, McCreary Central is scheduled to host Casey County for another 47th District girls’ soccer game at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. The Jennifer Stogsdill-coached Raiders have additional regular-season games remaining versus Somerset, Knox Central, Clinton County, Lincoln County, Wayne County, Bell County, Casey County, Whitley County, Pulaski County, Middlesboro, Garrard County and Southwestern.

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