Lady Marshals advance to district title game

Whitley Watwood was surrounded by teammates, celebrating her goal late in the game Tuesday that gave the Lady Marshals a 1-0 win over Murray in the Second District semi-final.

With just eight minutes left on the clock, Whitley Watwood scored from the right corner and found the left side of the net, to break the scoreless Second District Tournament semi-final game between Marshall County and Murray.

The goal gave the Lady Marshals a 1-0 win and they will advance to the District Championship game on Thursday against the winner of Wednesday’s Graves County/Calloway County game. The win also secured the Lady Marshals a spot in the First Region Tournament.

During the regular season, the Lady Marshals beat Murray twice by scores of 3-0 and 7-0, but Tuesday the Lady Tigers defense did their part, holding Marshall County to a lone goal.

The shutout set a new program record of 15 in a single season and Carlen Whirley’s 14th shutout broke the previous record of 13, set in 2009 by Latesha Stevenson.

Murray’s defense denied several shots by Carmen Gunn in Tuesday’s win. Gunn scored five goals against Murray in their two regular season games.
Marshall County goalkeeper, Carlen Whirley, set a new season record for shutouts with 14, breaking the old record set in 2009.
Emma Green (16) brings the ball down the field, setting up a play for the Lady Marshals in Tuesday’s Second District Tournament win over Murray.