Lady Mavericks open district play with a 7-0 win over Scott

Emma Leander pulled a hat trick plus one in the Lady Mavs’ 7-0 win over Scott High. (photo:Ricky Williams )
Anderson County High School’s soccer team opened District 4-AA play with a 7-0 victory over the Scott Lady Highlanders Thursday night in Huntsville.

Emma Leander scored four goals and Zoey Rose added two more for the Lady Mavericks (6-3-1 overall, 1-0 in the district).

Ralyn Dixon also scored for the Lady Mavericks.

ACHS opened the week with a 7-1 loss at home against Knoxville Central as the Lady Bobcats remained undefeated. Central would also go on to defeat Karns and improve to 9-0 on the season.

Despite some success during the 2023 campaign, ACHS remains a work in progress, according to its coach, Chris Curtin.

“We’re still growing in some areas,” Curtin said. “And Central gave us some things to work on.

“We played pretty well against them in the first half, but we were ground down in the second half. I wouldn’t say that we were exhausted, but they definitely ground us down.”

The Lady Mavericks were set to host crosstown rival Clinton Tuesday afternoon, but results were not available at press time.

Anderson County travels to Corryton Thursday to face Gibbs and renew its longstanding rivalry with the Lady Eagles. This time, however, the stakes will be higher, as Gibbs has joined District 4-AA.

Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the newly remodeled Ernest Whited Stadium.

The Lady Eagles entered the week with a 5-2-1 overall record and on a five-match winning streak.

Curtin said they’ll likely be the Lady Mavs’ toughest competition in the league.

“We have two district games this week and I’m excited to play Clinton because they’ve been doing things right,” Curtin said.

“I really don’t know much about where Gibbs is, but they’ll probably be our toughest competition in the district.”