SC Lady Owls Soccer Smoky Mountain Cup Champions, District win at Jackson County

September 6, 2023
SC Lady Owls Soccer team with the Championship trophy at the Smoky Mountain Cup in Gatlinburg

The Lady Owls Soccer team traveled to Gatlinburg for the annual Smoky Mountain Cup. This tournament hosts teams from many states and is played out over three days.  Always a great weekend for the team to be tested, bond as a group, and have some fun.  Smith County played three games over the weekend, the first being against Perry County, Kentucky.  The Lady Owls won 7-0, with Aubrey Felice collecting five of those goals. Senior Captain Brooklyn Sensabaugh scored as well as her Co-Captain, Senior Abbi Williams.  Williams leads the defense but was allowed to move to offense in this game and found her first high school goal.

The second game was a 3A team, Knoxville Halls.  A hard fought game that ended in a 0-0 draw.

The third and final game for the Lady Owls weekend was Cosby, Tn.  Once again Aubrey Felice would bring 5 goals to the scoreboard, Brooklyn Sensabaugh would add two of her own, Addie Cripps and Briley Morgan also would add one each. Smith County came away with the win, also the Championship!  This is the Lady Owls second time to win the Championship at this tournament.  They came home still undefeated and with three more clean sheets.

On Thursday August 31 the Lady Owls traveled to Jackson County for a District Match. Aubrey Felice scored first, while being double and triple teamed the entirety of the game, with an assist from Addie Cripps. Shortly before the half SC was awarded a free kick and Brooklyn Sensabaugh stepped up to take it, and scored! The half buzzed with Smith County up 2-0.

Halfway through the second half Aubree Spain connected with a pass from Brooklyn Sensabaugh and sent it flying into the net for goal number 3.  

Tuesday September 5th Smith County will host 2A Macon County for a non conference game. We hope everyone will come out and watch these hard working ladies as they continue to make Smith County proud. (Photos and article submitted by Vivian Schaffers)