Lady Mustangs win sixth straight sectional title




Lynchburg’s Savannah Cochran battles with a Westfall defender in the game on Wednesday night


Robert Stegbauer | The Times-Gazette

The Lynchburg-Clay Lady Mustangs got out to a strong start on Wednesday night as they won their sixth sectional title with an 11-1 victory over Westfall.

“We didn’t know what to expect coming out tonight to play Westfall,” said Lady Mustangs coach Dennis West after the game. “They are a second year program and play a very difficult schedule. A lot of schools that are bigger than they are.They have some qualities to build on, and have a lot of young kids without a background in soccer. I will give them all the credit in the world, they played hard from the beginning to the end, it didn’t matter what the score was. That is a very great attribute to have in a program.

“Our girls again came out of the gate ready to go. Again, it didn’t matter much who I had out there we just got high quality play out of them. Good start to the tournament for the girls.

“We could have Minford or Southeastern up next. We’ll move on and see if we can’t get back to where we were last year and go from there.”

The Lady Mustangs did indeed get out to a fast and start with a goal from Hannah Binkley at the 30:35 mark. The other half of the Binkley twin, McKayla, scored a goal of her own shortly after her sister (28:34) to put Lynchburg up 2-0. For the third goal, it was a combination attack from the Binkley twins as McKayla set up her sister Hannah with an assist and Hannah easily found the back of the net for a 3-0 score.

The next goal came off the foot of Haylee Lay to make the score 4-0.

Westfall scored their first and only goal with 17:39 to go in the first off a penalty kick and after that it was all Lady Mustangs en-route to the 11-1 win.

Sam Pierson and Angela McLaughlin both scored to close out the first half at 12:31 and 1:18 respectively.

In the second half, the Lynchburg girls had a total of five goals from Shelby Chisman (39:04), Angela McLaughlin (36:47), Peyton Scott (29:12), Sam Pierson (18:55) and finished off by Lexi Waits with 7:33 remaining in the game.

The Lynchburg girls will now face off against either Minford or Southeastern on Tuesday, October 27 at Waverly High School.

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Lynchburg’s Savannah Cochran battles with a Westfall defender in the game on Wednesday night
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