Jessi Morgan battles for possession of the ball against a Corbin player in Oneida's season opener at Jane Terry Hoffman Field on Aug. 22, 2013. (Photo: Missy Watters)
Jessi Morgan battles for possession of the ball against a Corbin player in Oneida's season opener at Jane Terry Hoffman Field on Aug. 22, 2013. (Photo: Missy Watters)

 

Oneida started the 2013 girls’ soccer season in style Thursday, defeating visiting Corbin, Ky., by a 4-2 count at Jane Terry Hoffman Field.

The Lady Indians, started strong and finished strong in a physical contest.

“Our kids never backed down at all,” Oneida coach Scott Terry said. “Their passing and teamwork continued to improve.”

Jessi Morgan and Jenna Bridges each scored two goals, with assists from Baylee Newport, Madison Yancey, Bailey Lovett and Victoria Williams.

Terry said his team had good scoring chances that were set up by aggressive defensive stops and creative passes.

“Our goalkeeper made some difficult saves and our defenders played with a lot of determination,” Terry said. “Our mid-fielders passed very well and created opportunities for themselves for shots on goal.”

Tesla Huling made eight shots on goal saves — including two big saves in the second half to help preserve Oneida’s lead.

Terry said that once the ball reached scoring position, players reacted well.

“Our forwards shot the ball with no hesitation,” he said. “Our speed and outright repetitive attacking at the forward and mid-field position was key.”