It was a successful night for the LaFayette Ramblers and Lady Ramblers as they traveled up Highway 27 and took down Walker County rival Ridgeland in a Region 6-AAAA sweep.
LaFayette girls 6, Ridgeland 3
Two first-half goals by junior Bailey Tarvin set the tone in the opener. Darcey Shields and Ashlyn Haggard picked up the assists and both players scored goals of their own later in the half.
Kailee Queen picked up a goal on a pass from freshman Lily Sosebee, while Megan Wilson capped the scoring with her second penalty kick of the season.
Head coach Whitney Brown credited her defensive line, led by Wilson, Gracie Hess, Shelby Adkins, Ashton Stalling and Caitlyn Watson, while freshman Railee Lynn got the win in goal for the Lady Ramblers (3-0, 1-0).
Katie Davis scored twice for the Lady Panthers (1-5, 0-2), while Katie Carruth added a solo goal. Anastasia Burkhart assisted on Carruth’s goal and Whitney Boehm also had shots on goal.
Riley McBee had nine saves in goal, while Alyssa Young stopped three shots after playing the final 15 minutes.
LaFayette boys 2, Ridgeland 1
A hard-fought, physical battle saw the Ramblers (2-2, 1-0) outshoot the Panthers (3-3-1, 0-2), 11-6, to pick up the victory.
LaFayette scored 10 minutes into the match before Angel Ojeda tied things up for Ridgeland at the 30-minute mark. But the Ramblers would get the go-ahead goal early in the second half and made it stand up.
Ethan Kennedy and Ben McDaniel scored for the Ramblers, while Kennedy and Devin Henderson each tallied an assist. Beau Thrash had four saves in net for the Ramblers.
Both schools will be back in region action on Friday. LaFayette will host Gilmer, while Ridgeland will entertain Heritage.