By MacKenzie Bates - Sports Editor
Aug. 28, 2013 — The East Carter girls' soccer team continued its high scoring tear Monday night, defeating district foe Greenup County, 11-1.
Macy Dyer scored four goals and Ashleigh McDowell had a pair of goals as well. Taylor Burnett, Madison Dyer, Emily Hicks, Emilee McDowell and Alexa Sturgill each had one goal to pace the Lady Raiders (2-0).
“We played well,” Lady Raiders Coach Ryan Knipp said. “We’ve been passing the ball well lately and we talked about early in the season if we wanted to be successful. When you pass well, you get the shots.”
Dyer would score three quick goals in the first half and finished off her performance with another goal in the second.
“She’s been scoring in bunches,” Knipp said. “That’s just normal for her to score several goals in a game. She had two real quick goals in the first half (6-1) she does it quietly too. I couldn’t believe she had four goals.”
East had little trouble defeating Greenup (0-3), who has now won 22 straight games over the Lady Musketeers dating back to the 2004 season. Knipp said his team is sending a message to the rest of the 16th Region.
“They’re playing with a chip on their shoulder,” Knipp said. “We want everyone to know that we come to play every single night. We know what we have to do to win.”
The chip on their shoulder Knipp is referring to is last year’s 16th Region Championship where the Lady Raiders lost to Ashland in a shootout. With most of that team back for another season, they’re hoping for a different outcome.
“We can play all season and be the top team and it means nothing unless you finish it off at the end,” Knipp said. “I think they’re using last year as motivation to get better in each practice and each game.”
The Raiders traveled to Morehead Tuesday night to face Rowan County (after press time.) They will travel to West Carter Thursday evening.
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