Lady Eagles vs. Lady Cardinals

Lady Eagle Brooke Fralicx (5) dribbles through Lady Cardinals Destiny Smith (2) and Deborah Garcia (1).

The Graves County Lady Eagles advanced to 7-1 on Monday night thanks to a convincing 10-0 win over the Mayfield Lady Cardinals at Bill Hale Memorial Soccer Field.

Lady Cardinal assistant coach Jorge Bartolo says his team was looking to build on the team’s first win, but Graves had other plans.

“We wanted to try and bring in the momentum from picking up our first win last week but that didn’t really happen. We’ve got to get back to the basics, working on passing, marking, and go from there.”

The Lady Eagles came out firing in the win, scoring four goals in the first 15 minutes of action as senior midfielder Raychel Mathis picked up two goals, sophomore Ellie Carter added one and senior Nicole Bradley added another.

Thing would continue to head in a downhill direction for the Lady Cardinals as the Lady Eagle offense continued to score at will in the first half.

Carter’s second goal, Mathis’ third completing the early hat trick, as well as a corner kick made things 7-0 heading into the halftime break.

Graves County starters returned to the field to begin the second half which led to an early night for the Lady Cardinals.

Sophomore Hadley Looper got in on the action for the Lady Eagles just three minutes into the action, extending Graves’ lead to 8-0.

Carter, not to be outdone by her teammate Mathis, recorded a hat trick of her own before sophomore Reese Gream ended things with her first goal of the game, securing the Lady Eagle victory.

Graves County head coach Gerardo Hererra was pleased with his team’s effort in the win.

“I think we played well, finished our shots and did everything we needed to come out with the win.”

Graves County will be back on the pitch Thursday night as the Lady Eagles host the Calloway County Lady Lakers at 5:30 p.m.

The Lady Cardinals will have a quick turnaround as they host Trigg County Tuesday, September 10, at 7:00 p.m. at Bill Hale Memorial Soccer Field.