Lady Hounds make state in soccer for first time in school history

The Lady Hounds split a pair of non-region matches last week as they prepared for their first trip to the state soccer playoffs in school history.

The Jones County girls were to play at top-ranked McIntosh on Tuesday evening. Check online for the results and in next week’s edition for the details.

The Jones County/McIntosh winner will advance to play the Ware County/Harris County winner in the second round on May 1.

The Lady Hounds lost 8-2 at First Presbyterian last Tuesday. 

Madisen Mitchum and Madison Bennett each scored a goal and had an assist for Jones County. Meghan Spence had two saves and Molly Keenum had 13 saves, coach Jessica Sowell reported.

Jones County finished the regular season with a 4-1 victory over Rutland in a makeup game at home on Thursday.

Mitchum scored two goals and had an assist, Bennett scored two goals and Maddie Beck had an assist.

The Lady Hounds were 10-4-1 entering the playoffs.

The Jones County boys lost both matches 1-0 last week to finish the regular season with a 3-11-1 record. They did not qualify for state.

First Presbyterian scored its only goal early, with a fast forward surprising the Greyhounds with a burst of unexpected speed. After that, Jones County played solid defense, but it could not find the net on any of its 15 shots. Jamir Stewart had 12 saves in goal, and Fernando Montero also played well, coach Duane Kitchens reported.

Rutland spoiled senior night for the Greyhounds with a well-placed strike from 20 yards out in the first half. Jones County had 13 shots on goal but could not score.

-- Chuck Thompson | chuck@jcnews.com

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