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Motlow College Athletic News

Motlow soccer shuts out Southwest Tennessee 7-0 in front of large Tullahoma crowd

Oct. 12, 2017

Tullahoma's Anastasia Wellington scored her second hat trick of the season and Manchester's Ali Shelton added her first two goals of the year to lead the Motlow Lady Bucks to a 7-0 win over Southwest Tennessee Wednesday night at the soccer field behind East Middle School in Tullahoma.

Motlow (4-6-1) will now take to the road this weekend before playing its final home game next Wednesday. The Lady Bucks travel to Cuthbert, Georgia, where they will played Andrew College Saturday and Polk State College Sunday. Motlow will host the Covenant College JV in Smyrna on Oct. 18, then end the regular season with a trip to Pulaski to play Martin Methodist College JV on Oct. 23.

The game against Southwest Tennessee was played in front of the largest crowd of the season, and the Lady Bucks responded to the enthusiasm by jumping out to a 5-0 lead by halftime. Wellington had a hand in all five first half goals.

Shelton, who started the season as a goalkeeper but has been forced into the field due to injuries, got the scoring started at the 11-minute mark off an assist from Wellington. Anastasia then scored the next two goals, one at the 18-minute mark off an assist from Bethany Porter, and the other after 29 minutes on a penalty kick. Shelton scored again on an assist by Wellington at the 44-minute mark, and Wellington scored her final goal, with an assist by Rebekah Duross, one minute later to end the half.

Almost the entire second half was played on Motlow's offensive side of the field, and the Lady Bucks could have made the score much worse but eased out of attacking mode quite early. Porter scored on an assist from Keely Smith at the 50-minute mark and Natalie Feaster got her first goal of the year with an assist from Paige Loveless with 18 minutes remaining in the contest.

Motlow's dominance was evident in the statistical columns, with the Lady Bucks outshooting the Saluqis 29-3 and dominating in corner kicks 10-1. Southwest had six fouls as opposed to only three for Motlow, and Emily Bryant played the entire game at goalkeeper and completed the shutout with three saves.

Wellington now has eight goals and three assists on the year, including hat tricks in both contests against Southwest Tennessee, and leads the Lady Bucks with 19 points. Tyler Feaster has six goals and 14 points, Shelton and Shelby Grow have each scored two goals, while Loveless, Natalie Feaster, and Porter scored their first goals of the season.

Lady Bucks soccer
The Motlow women's soccer team is all smiles after beating Southwest Tennessee 7-0 in front of a large crowd at the soccer field behind East Middle School in Tullahoma Wednesday night. The Lady Bucks will travel to Georgia for a pair of contests this weekend, then host their final home game in Smyrna next Wednesday.