PAINTSVILLE – Elizabeth Burchett scored a game-high five goals to lead Prestonsburg past Sheldon Clark 10-0 in the first round of the 57th District Girls’ Soccer Tournament at Johnson Central on Tuesday.
With the win, Prestonsburg improved to 16-1-3 and advanced to the district title game.
Sheldon Clark ended its season 4-12-1 with the loss.
Following Burchett in the Prestonsburg scoring column, Jillian Kidd netted three goals.
Makayla Slone rounded out the Prestonsburg scoring, netting two goals for the Lady Blackcats.
Jillian Kidd, Makayla Ousley and Kaylee Williams dealt out two assists apiece for Prestonsburg in the convincing victory.
Contributing offensively for the Lady Blackcats, Slone, Haley Fitzpatrick and McKenzie Little recorded one assist apiece.
Defensively for Prestonsburg, goalkeeper Hannah Stratton and Chelsea Salmons combined to hold Sheldon Clark scoreless.
At press time on Thursday, Prestonsburg was set to face Johnson Central in the district championship game.
Johnson Central 5, Paintsville 0: Host Johnson Central blanked crosstown rival Paintsville 5-0 in the first round of the 57th District Girls’ Soccer Tournament on Tuesday.
Bekah Preston led the Lady Eagles to the win, scoring two goals and delivering one assist.
Joining Preston in the Johnson Central scoring column, Molly Davis, Geana Ferguson and Haley Ward added one goal apiece.
Mattia Goble, Lauren Preston and Cleo Wells added one assist each as Johnson Central prevailed.
Leading Johnson Central defensively, goalkeeper Alyssa Pack recorded five saves and held Paintsville scoreless.
15th Region Girls’ Soccer Records
Lawrence County (14-2-2)
Johnson Central (13-7-0)
Shelby Valley (5-10-1)
Sheldon Clark (4-12-1)
Pike County Central (3-15-0)
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.