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Ladies take a bow, boys soldier on

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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2011 4:05 pm

The regular soccer and volleyball seasons have come to an end, and teams are battling their way through district championships. For the Fort Campbell High School Lady Falcons, the ride is unfortunately over. The boys’ soccer team, however, is still in the race and looking to have a successful end to an impressive season.

The girls’ soccer team got off to a good start in the District 3 tournament, beating the Todd County Lady Rebels 3-1 and advancing to the semifinals.

“The game against Todd, that was one of the best games we’ve played as a unit,” said Alysia Durham, head coach of the girls’ soccer team. “We have really strong players on our team, and they did really well on Monday.”

Tuesday night, the Lady Falcons went up against the Hopkinsville High School Lady Tigers, one of the district’s toughest rivals. The final score was 7-0, and Fort Campbell saw their season come to an end with a record of 6-10-2.

“Hopkinsville is a very competitive team, and we knew that going in,” said Durham. “At the end of the night, the girls were all smiles because they knew they gave it their all, and you can’t ask for more than that.”

Durham hopes to see the entire team, minus the five seniors, back next season.

“We’re going to work on our speed,” said Durham. “We need to work on our speed and endurance before the season starts, so when the season begins we can focus entirely on the game.”

Like the soccer team, the FCHS volleyball team met their end at the hands of Hopkinsville’s Lady Tigers. It was not, however, a landslide victory. Giving it their all, the Lady Falcons lost their tournament match 2-1, with a match breakdown of 18-25, 25-16, 25-20.

When the boys’ soccer team ended their regular season, it was with a loss to University Heights Academy.

“They’re a very competitive team,” said Head Coach Paulette Sahms. “We lost that game due to lack of communication on the field. I have a lot of highly skilled players this year, and they just need to come together as a team and move the ball well.”

As fate would have it, the second seed Falcons were matched up with third seed UHA to begin their race for a district victory.

“We’re just hoping to do well and move on,” said Sahms. “It’s anybody’s game right now, so it’s all about giving 100 percent when you’re on that field.”

For the bulk of the team, this season is a swan song, which gives them all the more reason to put in extra effort to get ahead.

“I have twelve seniors on the team,” said Sahms. “It’s coming down to them being on the field for the last time during this tournament, and they’re feeling it. They want to finish the season with great success.”

In the wake of a victory against UHA, the Falcons will be set to face Hopkinsville.

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