Livingston Soccer Shuts Out Sparta

Story and photos by Kailee Means:

Livingston Academy shutout district opponent White County Tuesday night 4-0.

The Lady Wildcats dominated the Warriorettes throughout the game, despite not playing their starting lineup for the entire game.

“To be honest we played a little flat,” said LA head coach David Sadler. “I don’t think we were very prepared to come out and play tonight. I think we were a little bit better in the second half, but we did start off really slow.”

The first goal was scored by junior Lily Copeland. The second goal was scored by senior Malyne Copeland making the score 2-0 going into halftime.

Senior Estie Holman scored a goal to start off the second half. Junior Lily Copeland scored the fourth goal of the game to make the score 4-0. Lightning appeared near the field with 13 minutes remaining, ending the game.

Livingston defeated White County 8-1 on September 7.  Sadler said that could have contributed to their effort. 

“We were supposed to play DeKalb last Tuesday and we had a rainout game with White County the week before so that’s why we played them last week,” said Sadler. “I think we came into it with the anticipation that it was going to be an easy game because it was an easy game the last time we played them…White County is a very good team and they are getting better so I think that hindered our performance a little bit.”

The Warriorettes will travel to Tullahoma in a non-district matchup at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday night.

The Lady Wildcats are set to face Macon County in a non-district match at 5:30 p.m. in Lafayette on Thursday.

“We are going to come together tomorrow and prepare a little more for Macon County,” said Sadler. “Then we come back and play DeKalb next week which is a huge district game like Upperman and then Stone. We can not be playing flat, we’ve got to stay up.”