Rhea Middle beats Cleveland Middle
August 9, 2014
Evensville, TN – The Rhea Middle Soccer team beat Cleveland 3-1 at home on Tuesday. Jacelyn Stone scored 2 goals and Hannah Deakins scored the other to power the offense.
Rhea Middle has gone 2-0-1 over the last three games and is playing better. Leading the way on offense are Hannah Deakins and Jacelyn Stone. Together they have accounted for nine goals in the last three games.
With their recent success the Lady Eagles are now 2 3 2 for the season and improving. The Lady Eagles take on Ocoee today at 5:30 pm at Ocoee Middle School.
“The team started slow,” said Head Coach Donnie Thaden. “After the half, they played very well. They moved the ball around the field and controlled the game. This created great opportunities to score and finish strong.”
“We came out a little slow in the first half, but by the middle of the first half the switch went off and we started attacking more aggressively,” said Assistant Coach Johnny Cannon. “Our defense totally shut them down and we really controlled the midfield by our 8th graders. Autumn Cannon, who made some high school level passes, and Erica Chacon, who is just tough and smart. She sees the field well.”
“We moved Jacelyn Stone to the wing in our past couple games because of her speed and it has completely opened up our offensive attack. Jacelyn was able to break away a couple times by her speed and put 2 in the net. Our other goal came from a beautiful long ball from Autumn to Hannah Deakins who put in our other goal.”
“I remember being in high school and always wanting to beat Cleveland, it was such a great feeling to line up and get a big W against them. I am just so proud of our girls and the toughness they had shown going up against these high caliber teams.”
“Our defense is the best in the conference and our offense is coming on fire. I am excited about the remainder of the season, and what could happen. Ocoee will be tough but I think our girls can answer the call and stand tall against them, and give them a hard night.”
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