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High School Soccer

Lady Rebels Take First Loss at Dyersburg, Bounce Back with Big Senior Night Win

By Brad Sam brad@mckenziebanner.com © 2020 Tri-County Pub., Inc.
Posted 9/15/20

DYERSBURG/McKENZIE (September 8/10) — The McKenzie High School Lady Rebel soccer team took its first loss of the season last week but bounced back in a big way with a lopsided win to begin …

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High School Soccer

Lady Rebels Take First Loss at Dyersburg, Bounce Back with Big Senior Night Win

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DYERSBURG/McKENZIE (September 8/10) — The McKenzie High School Lady Rebel soccer team took its first loss of the season last week but bounced back in a big way with a lopsided win to begin district play just two days later. The latter was also Senior Night for the team.

Tuesday, the 5-0 Lady Rebels traveled to Dyersburg to face the Class AA Lady Trojans and fell 1-0 in a hard-fought contest. Goalkeeper Gracie Dillingham surrendered her first goal of the season but recorded a season-high ten saves.

Thursday, the team began district play, hosting South Fulton.

Prior to the contest, Lady Rebel seniors were honored on the field, joined by family members.

Seniors include: Savannah Nesbitt, daughter of Melinda and Anthony Nesbitt; Savanah Hill, daughter of Blake Hill and Summer Champion; Maggie Aird, daughter of Matt and Misty Aird; Gracie Dillingham, daughter of Phillip and Suzanne Dillingham; Haley Brasfield, daughter of Stephen and Kayla Brasfield; Allie Chappell, daughter of Christie and Brad Chappell; and manager Lydia Warren, daughter of Mark and Jill Warren.

McKenzie dominated the Lady Red Devils for a 9-0 win, called via mercy rule about ten minutes into the second half.

Maggie Aird recorded a hat trick (three goals). Savanah Hill scored a pair of goals and had one assist, and Allie Chappell had two goals. Savannah Nesbitt had a goal and an assist, and Haley Brasfield had one assist.

Dillingham earned her sixth shutout of the season without having to make a single save. She also scored her first career goal on a penalty kick.

The Lady Rebels (6-1, 1-0) play just one game this week as they host Henry County Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

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