Lady Raider Soccer Opens District Play with Overtime Win

Holli Smithson of CHS soccer(file photo)

Holli Smithson of CHS soccer(file photo)

In her first game back from the injury list, Holli Smithson scored on a golden goal to lift the CHS Lady Raider soccer team to a 1 to 0 district win over Columbia on Thursday night at the Raider Soccer Field.  After battling through an 80 minute draw at nil, the 2 teams lined up for the sudden death overtime period known as “Golden Goal.”  In the 4th minute of overtime, Sam Ellison got a pass on the foot of Smithson and the CHS junior sent the Raider fans home happy with the game winner.  The Lady Raiders travel to Lawrenceburg on Tuesday for a 6:30 PM match with Lawrence County.  Members of the Lady Raider soccer team will also be guests on Saturday’s Coffee Coaches Show which is broadcast live from AL White Motors at 10 AM on Thunder Radio.