Eastern Elite 2005 finish runner-up in State Cup

The Eastern Elite 2005 girls’ soccer team finished runner-up in the Kentucky State Cup. The team is pictured. Front row, left to right: Rebekah Hunt, Sophie Weiler, Lexi Boyd, Emersyn Elliott, Anna Burchett, Sophie McCoy, Maggie Johnson, Ava Quinn. Back row, left to right: Head Coach Skye Reymond, Milei Baker, Bri Reynolds, Laci Boyd, Katie McCutcheon, Abby Baldwin, Callie McCutcheon, Ella Hunt, Assistant Coach Paul Burchett.

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Eastern Elite 2005 Girls finished runner-up to Lexington FC in the Kentucky State Cup on Sunday.  

Eastern Elite knocked off the top-seeded team from Nelson County on Saturday, winning 2-0 to advance to state title match.  

Lexington FC shut out Eastern Elite 3-0 in the state championship. However, Eastern Elite became the first State Cup runner up team from Eastern Kentucky. Prestonsburg is well-represented on the Eastern Elite 2005 roster. Leading Eastern Elite 2005 in the State Cup, Anna Burchett netted five five goals. Anna Burchett is the younger sister of longtime Prestonsburg High School standout Beth Burchett.

The 2005 team features players from Prestonsburg, Martin County, Lawrence County, Boyd County, Ashland, Russell, South Point (Ohio), Point Pleasant (W.Va.), Spencer (W.Va.), Huntington (W.Va.) and Milton (W.Va.) high schools.

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