spring fling Soccer

A season ago, there was no pleasure for Adam Ryan when he walked off the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex main field. Boyd-Buchanan had just defeated Ryan and his Chattanooga Christian teammates in penalty kicks in the Class A/AA state final.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — At some point today, the adrenaline might wear off for Chattanooga Christian defender Roy Anderson. Maybe he’ll feel the ankle that he shouldn’t be playing on, or any other assortment of injuries that have plagued him all year.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — East Hamilton goalkeeper Fielder Dennis spent 110 minutes of game action observing and cheering for his teammates, but in the span of about five minutes of penalty kicks, he turned into a Hurricanes hero.

East Hamilton coach John Millard said he keeps the bar “high” in expectations for his soccer team.

As East Hamilton’s Kyle Gallups crossed the ball toward the goal Saturday in the Hurricanes’ Class A/AA sectional soccer matchup against Notre Dame, sophomore Jalen Goddard saw an opportunity to win the game and had a pressing thought.

Beau Simmons scored in the first overtime period and Taylor Black scored in the second to give Chattanooga Christian a 3-1 victory over visiting Sweetwater in their Class A/AA soccer sectional Saturday night.

The difference between the Baylor and McCallie soccer teams Friday evening in their Division II-AA state quarterfinal matchup was only a foot. Better yet, a toe.

Chattanooga Christian got goals from five players Thursday and cruised to a 5-0 win over Notre Dame in the Region 4-A/AA boys’ soccer championship match at CCS.

Sarah Moore started it. Kaitie Sims finished it. Pick either of Baylor’s softball games Thursday in its best-of-three Division II-AA sub-state series against St. Agnes, and those statements apply.

There has been only one stranger occurrence for Ooltewah coach Rick Adolph during the 2011 soccer season, but in that case — a 7-5 win over Bradley Central — the Owls won.

Tuesday’s Region 3-A/AA soccer semifinal against Boyd-Buchanan had an eerily similar feeling to East Hamilton coach John Millard.

The only thing Coffee County’s late penalty kick did in Tuesday’s Region 3-AAA high school soccer semifinal at Ooltewah was spoil the shutout.

Camerson Anderson might as well have had a recliner to sit back and enjoy the action. The Chattanooga Christian goalkeeper keeper spent the first 67 minutes of Tuesday’s 6-0 Region 4-A/AA soccer win over Friendship Christian without much to do.

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