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Lady Tigers fall short in Rebelette Classic Tourney
 7 Angeles Soto  9 Katie Hall and  6 Sarah Starnes taking control of the ball..JPG
Lady Tiger Angeles Soto takes control of the ball as team mates Katie Hall and Sarah Starnes comes in close for backup during a recent game.

The DCHS girls soccer team traveled to Franklin County last weekend to compete in the 2015 Rebelette Classic Tournament, coming back with three losses.


In the first match of the tourney on the morning of Sept. 5, DeKalb dropped a 5-1 game against Shelbyville despite 20 saves by Goalie Jessica Billings. The lone Lady Tiger goal was booted in by Haleigh Bass at the 28 minute mark, with an assist by Morgan Odom.


DeKalb faced Coffee County that afternoon, suffering a 3-0 defeat. While two Lady Tiger goalies tallied a total of 16 saves, DeKalb could not muster a goal to match the Coffee County offensive effort. Billings recorded seven saves before Katie Hall came in to prevent nine possible scores.


The ladies gave Columbia a good run on the second day of tournament play, but 18 saves by Billings could not prevent a 2-1 loss for the Lady Tigers. Bass dropped one into the net at the four-minute mark with an assist from Jerica Braswell for the local team’s only score.


DeKalb got their groove back after returning to their home turf to meet Aaron Academy on Sept. 8, thrashing the team from Hendersonville in an 8-1 game.


Bass put three points on the board for DeKalb, one in the eighth minute, assisted by Braswell, one in the tenth, assisted by Hall, and one in the 32nd minute of play. Braswell posted a goal in the 15th minute with an assist by Bass to return the earlier favor.


Angeles Soto was assisted by Hall in the 35th minute, while Anna Rachel Blair scored in the 45th, Destiny Solano put one in in the 48th, and Nichole Walker dropped in a free kick in the 66th minute. The lone goal for Aaron came from a penalty kick by Sydney Kilgore in the 24th minute of the game.


Then the DCHS squad visited Watertown on Thursday evening, staying just long enough to give the Lady Purple Tigers an 8-0 beating.


Bass scored twice in the game, the first time with an assist from Soto only three minutes in, and again at the seven-minute mark, with another Soto assist. Soto put on in the net in the third minute as well, with Katie Hall scoring with a Soto assist in the 13th minute, Nichole Walker scoring in the 24th minute, and Anna Rachel Blair in the 46th minute.


Alexis Nokes was assisted by Bass in the 65th minute, and Tesa Hall capped the game when she scored with a Soto assist in the 73rd minute of play. Jessica Billings recorded five saves as goalie.


The ladies will travel to White County at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 17, and will host Macon County on Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m.