CHS Soccer Blanks Riverdale on Monday Night in Season Opener

CHS Soccer coach David Amado instructs junior Karson Young during the first half of Monday's game.

CHS Soccer coach David Amado instructs junior Karson Young during the first half of Monday’s game.

Sharp passing produced numerous scoring opportunities and led the Coffee County CHS Lady Raider soccer team to a dominant 6 to 0 win over Riverdale on Monday night in the opening game of the season for both teams. “When we pass the ball, we have the opportunity to control the game and do some special things” said CHS head coach David Amado following the easy win for Coffee County. The Lady Raiders roared out to a 4 to 0 halftime lead as they controlled the time of possession and held the visiting Warriors to zero shots in the first 40 minute half. Caitlyn Moore got a pair of goals in the 22nd and 24th minute, the first off of a rebounded shot and the second one unassisted from a tough angle from the right edge of the 18 yard box near the end line. When Riverdale stepped up the physical play up front, Coach Amado moved Karson Young up top and she responded with a pair of goals in the 33rd and 37th minute, the first off a nice feed from freshman Abby Morgan, and the second on a long thru pass from Izzy Huddleston. McKenzie Anderson notched 2 second half goals, including one in the final minute as Coffee County out shot Riverdale 24 to 3 for the game. Ali Shelton and Halie Conner combined in goal for the shutout. Freshman Allie Amado had 2 assists and Moore added an assist for Coffee County as Coach Amado started 2 freshman and played 6 freshmen in the game. “We are beginning to believe we are a good team” added Amado “I am proud of their effort tonight.” The Lady Raiders hit the road on Tuesday as they make the long trek to Hamilton County to take on Soddy Daisy. The JV team will play at 4 PM while the varsity gets underway at 6 PM. The Lady Raiders return home on Thursday to take on Cookeville in a 7 PM match at the Raider Soccer Field.