MT. JULIET — Beech beat Mt. Juliet 3-1 in the Lady Bears' home and District 9-AAA opener Thursday night.
Julia Duggan scored 29 minutes into the first half off a Marileigh Mabry assist for the Lady Bears after Beech had scored in the 20th and 28th minutes. The Lady Buccaneers added their final goal five minutes into the second half.
Morgan Houser had six saves in the first half and Riley Wending 14 in the second for Mt. Juliet.
"We didn't have a good start to the game, but we played hard the whole game and were never really out of it," Mt. Juliet coach Ryan Hill said after his Lady Bears fell to 1-1 for the season.
Mt. Juliet will play host to defending district champion Mt. Juliet at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Mahabir, Wall combine for 10 goals for short-handed Lady Saints
NASHVILLE — Imagine if Mt. Juliet Christian could field a full team.
The Lady Saints, playing a girl short of 11 players, broke open a close game by scoring eight goals in the second half of a 12-2 trouncing of host Nashville Christian on Thursday.
Allison Mahabir scored six goals, Amanda Wall five and Marcella Gallione one for the Lady Saints. Mahabir finished with five assists, Wall four, Kortney Robbins two and Bailey Jarrett one.
Olivia Gonzales supplied six saves as the Lady Saints improved to 2-0.
"We really came together as a unit," Mt. Juliet Christian coach Heather Anderson said. "We only had 10 players on the field and still played with the drive and determination of winners. I couldn't be prouder of how well the girls represent MJCA and Christian ladies on the field at all times. The teamwork and sisterhood continues to prevail."
Mt. Juliet Christian will next take on Merrol Hyde at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Moss Wright Park in Hendersonville.