The Lady Falcons won their largest shutout victory of the season, Sept. 27, at home against Crittenden County.
The win for Fort Campbell (7-4-2) seemed inevitable against the Lady Rockets (0-12). However, the shutout was made sweeter since it coincided with the Lady Falcons’ senior night and their first mercy rule of the season.
The Lady Falcons scored with more than 31 minutes to go in the first half, followed minutes later by senior Brittney Ellis whose shot easily found its way to the goal unblocked.
A general sense of camaraderie and teamwork could be seen on the field throughout the night, even when shots from Fort Campbell’s forwards sailed above the goalpost.
Lady Falcons’ senior Allie Alfeld increased the score in the first half, 3-0, with 18:45 on the clock on an assist from Eileen Sullivan.
At half time, Fort Campbell maintained a steady five point lead after goals from senior Jada Zeno.
“I was just expecting the girls like they always do to play well,” said Holly Alfeld, the Lady Falcons’ head coach. “They played strong defense, and they did great.”
Less than four minutes into the second half, Fort Campbell scored another goal to keep Crittenden County on defense.
In the team’s final home game of the season, senior Brittany Gomez needed to prove herself. At 28:20 in the second, she came close to the goal before being ruled offsides. However, about seven minutes later the Lady Falcons erupted in cheers as Gomez found her way to the goal for a 7-0 lead.
“It is my first goal of the season,” she explained, after the game’s conclusion. “It’s an amazing feeling … So it was pretty emotional when I got it, but I’m glad.”
Seeing each girl succeed, including junior goalkeeper Haley Bouler, made the night special for the Lady Falcons’ coach.
“Letting all my forwards and midfielders get a goal,” Alfeld said of the game’s highlight. “They all worked together so they could all get a goal.”
The Lady Falcons swept past the competition with another goal with less than 13 minutes to go, and then one from freshman Madison Ellis. The final goal was enough for officials to call the game as a mercy rule.
“We just tried our hardest and we came out with the mercy rule,” Gomez said. “I’m pretty excited. I would not trade my team for the world. Especially being a senior and being a leader on this team, it’s just an amazing feeling.”
Madison, who came late in the game to score one of the final goals, looks forward to the district soccer tournament after the win.
“For districts, I hope we win it all,” she said. “I know I’m just a freshman, but I’m going to play my heart out because I love soccer, and it’s my favorite sport.”
With October signaling the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Lady Falcons continued to show their support for those battling the disease as they have at every home game this season. Each girls sported socks with the breast cancer awareness ribbon, in addition to their regular uniforms.
“We wear pink for breast cancer,” Alfeld said. “We have a lot of teachers that have had breast cancer. We have aunts and some moms, and so the whole school does it. Honestly, it’s just something that we have always done, and I want to keep with tradition.”
The fourth-seeded Lady Falcons will play in the District 8 girls’ soccer tournament this Monday against No. 1-ranked Hopkinsville at 6 p.m. Tournament games will be played at University Heights Academy.
101st HRC 7
372nd/129th CSSB 6
1/61st CAV F
227th/129th CSSB 1
227th/129th CSSB 6
2/502nd INF 34
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86th CSH 13
A/1/160th SOAR 1
101st FMSU F
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2/502nd INF 1
3/5th SFG 12
561st MP 13