Prestonsburg has rolled to back-to-back shutout wins in the 15th Region All “A” Classic girls’ soccer tournament, blanking both Paintsville and Pikeville.
Anna Burchett scored five goals and dealt out two assists to lead Prestonsburg over Pikeville 12-0 in the second round of the 15th Region All “A” Classic girls’ soccer tournament at Martin County on Wednesday.
With the win, Prestonsburg improved to 8-1.
Pikeville slipped to 1-6-0 with the loss.
Beth Burchett added four goals for Prestonsburg, which featured five different scorers
Kadynce Hackworth, Makayla Ousley and Annabelle Trusty rounded out the Prestonsburg individual scoring with one goal apiece.
Leading the Lady Blackcats in another key offensive category, Ousley and Chloe Collins posted three assists apiece.
Prestonsburg goalkeepers Chelsea Samons and Chelsea Reynolds combined to record a shutout.
The Lady Blackcats are scheduled to face Martin County in the 15th Region All “A” Classic at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Prestonsburg excelled offensively and defensively in the opening round of the 15th Region All “A” Classic girls’ soccer tournament at Martin County on Tuesday, shutting out Paintsville 8-0.
The reigning 15th Region All “A” Classic champion, Prestonsburg returned to the win column following a loss to Ashland on Thursday, Aug. 29.
“As always, we’re excited about the All “A” tournament this year, it’s certainly one of our favorite competitions in the season,” said Prestonsburg coach Paul Burchett. “After making it to the semifinals of the state tournament last year, the girls are determined to repeat that performance. It was good to get off to a good start against a much-improved Paintsville team. The game was probably a little closer than the score, but I think we finally wore them down in the second half. We had the majority of the ball during the game and it’s tough to defend and chase for 80 minutes. Paintsville also has one of the best goalies in the state in Hope Auxier, which always makes for a difficult challenge for us.”
Anna Burchett scored six goals and dished out one assist to lead Prestonsburg to the win.
Rounding out the Prestonsburg individual scoring, Makayla Ousley netted two goals.
Ousley posted two assists while Shelby Blackburn contributed one assist for the Lady Blackcats.
Goalkeeper Chelsea Samons paced Prestonsburg defensively, notching a shutout.