Girls soccer state tournament: Team-by-team scouting report

Jacob Steimer

Ravenwood: The Raptors (15-5) return to the state tournament after having been ousted by Houston in the semi-finals last year. The team has fallen to undefeated Franklin three times in 2011, losing those three games by a combined 13-1. Ravenwood keeper Rose Hull is committed to play at Furman, and the Raptors are led by their athletic captain Mackenzie Kastner. Farragut: The undefeated Admirals (22-0-2) are led by senior midfielder Abby Albaugh and sophomore forward Lily Moore. They have beaten fellow state tourney qualifiers Collierville and Soddy Daisy each 1-0 and drew with Houston. Senior Skylar Brewer scored the goal that gave the Admirals the region championship 1-0 over Bearden, Farragut’s first region title since 2006. Siegel: The Siegel Stars (16-5-2) are led by MTSU commitment Tori Hawkins. The Stars fell to Bearden 3-1 in the Bearden invitational, but beat Ravenwood 1-0. Siegel carries momentum into the tournament, coming off of a 4-0 win over Cookeville in sub-state. Houston : The Mustangs (17-2-2) drew with Farragut 4-4 early in the season. They are led by Ole Miss commitment Olivia Harrison, who scored the game-winning penalty kick in the 70 th minute against rival Collierville in the region final. The Mustangs are looking for their third consecutive state championship. Franklin: The Rebels (21-0) are participating in their sixth straight state tournament and offer a tough quarterfinal draw for Bearden. The team is undefeated and has only allowed a total of six goals all year. Conversely, they average 5.6 goals a game, which is best in the state. Their prolific offense is led by striker Chesney White. Bearden: The Lady Bulldogs (18-4-1) have a punishing attack, led by senior forward Kristi Granger and Science Hill transfer Brennan Day. Senior midfielders Jessica Logan, Rachel Crowley, and Rebecca Stover will be integral for Bearden to make a deep run into the tournament. The Lady Bulldogs last won the state championship in 2007. Collierville: The Dragons (11-9-1) have the most losses of any team to make it into the state tournament. However, the girls did beat a strong team from Arlington High School 2-0 to qualify for state and only lost to state powers Siegel and Farragut 1-0 each. Two more of their losses came at the hands of two-time defending state champion Houston, 2-1 both times. Soddy Daisy: The Trojans (20-2-2) are led by UTC commitment Hannah Wyatt. The senior has been one of the better passing forwards in the state while at Soddy Daisy, but will likely play in the midfield in college. The Trojans, a team with speed and height, have held their region title for three straight years.