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SBLive Weekly Girls Soccer Wrap: Tailynn Remmel’s extra-time goal gives Clinton huge region win over Germantown

Remmel let rip of a shot that was partially saved by the Germantown goalkeeper, but the ball snuck just under her. Remmel kept her run going finishing the goal off into an empty net.
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Each week, the team at SBLive Mississippi will take an in-depth look at the past week’s high school girls soccer action, as well as a look ahead to the action to come in the following week. 

Here’s a look at the weekly girls soccer wrap for the week of Dec. 5 – Dec. 11. 

Games of the Week

Clinton 1, Germantown 0

The Clinton Lady Arrows (8-3-2) welcomed the Germantown Lady Mavericks (9-4-1) on Friday night. These two teams, along with Madison Central, play in possibly the most difficult region in Mississippi high school soccer. Both teams had an opportunity to make an early statement in the region and begin the push for a playoff bid. 

Germantown came out on the front foot early. They held the early advantage in possession and in the 8th minute forward Baleigh Brown got a dangerous shot off that was nicely saved. 

Clinton grew into the game however, led by their forward Jakiya Michael. Michael got by her defender to the end line in the 23rd minute. She took the shot from a tight angle that just missed wide. 

Clinton continued their pressure with a strong close to the half. Kayla Jones delivered some dangerous crosses from wide areas that nearly found teammates. Addison Pletzke also displayed some fancy dribbling in the 33rd minute that led to her getting a dangerous shot that was blocked by the Lady Mavs defense. The half closed with the two teams even, 0-0.

Like the first half, Germantown came out with a lot of intensity in the second half. They controlled possession but struggled to generate a clear cut chance until the 60th minute. Madelyn Rodriguez sent a free kick into the box that nearly found a teammate in a dangerous area. Clinton goalkeeper Sarah Polk came off her line quickly though cutting out the chance.

Polk made another fantastic play a minute later when Germantown’s Saddie Watkins took a shot from the right side of the box. The shot had eyes for the back of the net, but Polk made a diving fingertip save, keeping the game level.

Clinton nearly found the game winner late, but the Germantown backline, led by Mary O’cain, kept Clinton off the board. The game needed extra time to determine a victor, with regulation ending at 0-0.

In the 81st minute, the Lady Arrows scored what was ultimately the game winning goal. Zoie Zumbro played a great pass that went just over the head of the Lady Mavs left back. Senior Tailynn Remmel ran onto the pass with just the goalkeeper in front of her. Remmel let rip of a shot that was partially saved by the Germantown goalkeeper, but the ball snuck just under her. Remmel kept her run going finishing the goal off into an empty net. 

After the game, Lady Arrow head coach Elliot Rimmer spoke on how his team was able to come away with the victory. “Germantown’s a great team, we knew tonight would be a battle… we knew we would have to come out with as much intensity as possible. At the end of the day that could have gone either way but were glad it went our way.”

Goalkeeper Sarah Polk also spoke on what seniors like Tailynn Remmel mean to the team. “The seniors know we play for them, and I think they really play for us. And no matter if were bickering at each other we know deep down at the end of the day were doing it for each other.” 

Goals: Tailynn Remmel (81’)
Assists: Zoie Zumbro (81’)

Players of the Game
Clinton: Tailynn Remmel
Germantown: Mary O’Cain 

Up next: Clinton defeated a talented Bay High School 3-1 on Saturday. Now they look forward to another tough region matchup as Madison Central will travel to Clinton next Friday. Germantown will continue region play facing Murrah High School on Monday night before they head into the Christmas break.

Tupelo2, Madison Central1

On Saturday afternoon two of this year’s contenders for the 6A North championship faced off in the Madison Central Lady Jaguars (6-3-0) and Tupelo Lady Golden Wave (7-2-0). 

The Lady Golden Wave actually made the trip down to the Jackson Metro the night before. They faced a talented Northwest Rankin team that they impressively defeated 1-0. They looked to finish the trip perfect with a win over Madison Central on Saturday.

The Lady Jags were coming off a 1-3 loss to Brandon High School earlier in the week. They hoped to bounce back against the Lady Golden Wave, however that proved to be a difficult task. 

The game saw its first big chance in the 13th minute when Madison Central’s Lorilee Taylor got off a dangerous shot from the top of the box that required a nice save by the Tupelo goalkeeper.

Taylor continued to create chances for the Lady Jags when in the 20th minute she streaked down the field beating multiple defenders. She then played a great pass to teammate Olivia Tribolet who was in a dangerous area but her shot went over the bar. 

Madison Central’s pressure paid off in the 26th minute when they scored the opening goal. Senior Anna Wheatley played a great pass over the Tupelo backline that forward KK Jacobs ran onto and got a great shot off that found the back of the net. The half had limited action following this and ended with the Lady Jags leading 1-0.

The confidence the Lady Jags had built in the first half was soon taken away by the Lady Golden Wave.

Tupelo equalized in the 48th minute when Evie Crawford played a long throw in to forward Avery Hooker. Hooker pushed past the Lady Jags backline getting behind the defense. She took the shot inside the box on the right hand side and finished it nicely, bringing game even at 1-1. 

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Tupelo then had a golden opportunity to take the lead in the 51st minute. Hooker turned her defender at midfield and pushed right past her. She had just the goalie to beat and took a shot at the top of the box. The Lady Jags goalkeeper Lauren Baylor stayed big and made a great 1 on 1 save keeping the game level. 

The Lady Golden Wave would not be denied though. In the 63rd minute they scored the go ahead goal. A free kick was played that fell right to Lauren Frederick who finished off the chance giving her team a 2-1 lead. 

Madison Central generated several chances late as they attempted to even the game. This included a chance in the 66th minute when Olivia Tribolet cut in to her left and hit a left footed shot that was over the goalie’s head, but the shot came off the cross bar and stayed out of goal. 

The Lady Jags were unable to capitalize on their chances as the Tupelo defense stood tall and finished their trip to Jackson with another impressive win. 

Goals: KK Jacobs (26’, Madison Central), Avery Hooker (48’, Tupelo), Lauren Fredrick (63’, Tupelo)
Assists: Anna Wheatley (26’, Madison Central), Evie Crawford (48’, Tupelo)

Players of the Game

Tupelo: Avery Hooker
Madison Central: Anna Wheatley 

Up next: The Lady Golden Wave have gotten hot at the right time. They will look to continue their winning streak on Tuesday night when they host Oxford in a huge region matchup. On the opposite side, Madison Central will look to bounce back from their two game losing streak. They travel to Clinton next Friday for a potentially season defining game. 

Other top results across the State this week:

Tuesday, Dec. 7
Oxford 2, Lafayette 2 – Oxford wins in shootout
Pearl 0, Northwest Rankin 4
Southaven 1, Desoto Central 5
West Jones 0, Florence 4
Brandon 3, Madison Central 1
George County 2, Gautier 2 – Gautier wins in a shootout

Thursday, Dec. 9
Pearl 0, Brandon 2
Northeast Jones 1, Sumrall 5
East Central 1, George County 2
Center Hill 1, Desoto Central 3
Caledonia 3, Mooreville 1 

Friday, Dec. 10
Tupelo 1, Northwest Rankin 0
Pass Christian 0, Stone 4
Long Beach 2, Pearl River Central 0
Ocean Springs 4, St. Martin 0 
Vancleave 1, Gautier 2

Saturday, Dec. 11
Bay 1, Clinton 3
Newton County 0, Richland 1
Ridgeland 1, Pearl 2

A look ahead (Dec. 12 – Dec. 18)

MORE: Full girls soccer schedule

Game of the Week 

Tuesday, Dec. 14
Oxford at Tupelo

Other games to watch

Tuesday, Dec. 14
Desoto Central at Lewisburg
Northwest Rankin at Warren Central
New Hope at Neshoba Central 
Biloxi at Gulfport 
Gautier at East Central
Brandon at Petal
West Jones at Pearl River Central

Thursday, Dec. 16
Lafayette at Saltillo 
Tupelo at Starkville
South Pontotoc at Caledonia
West Lauderdale at Newton County

Friday, Dec. 17
Madison Central at Clinton
Oak Grove at Oxford
Center Hill at Lewisburg
East Central at Pascagoula
Richland at Florence 
West Lauderdale at Northwest Rankin
Biloxi at Long Beach

Saturday, Dec. 18
Ocean Springs at Northwest Rankin
Amory at Itawamba Agricultural 
Oak Grove at Lafayette

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