By Joshua Huff, sports editor
PELHAM — The Hewitt-Trussville girls’ soccer team claimed the 2020 Lakeshore Shootout Gold Division championship on Saturday with a 3-0 victory over Trinity Presbyterian.
The Huskies swept the two-day tournament following opening-day victories on Friday over Daphne, 2-0, and Fort Payne, 2-0. Hewitt-Trussville was the lone undefeated team in the Gold Division. Fellow championship opponent, Trinity, earned its way into the finale with a victory over Fort Payne, 1-0, and a one-all tie against Daphne.
Daphne concluded the tournament 0-1-2 and Fort Payne wrapped the weekend 0-2-1.
Hewitt-Trussville, which is led by first-year head coach Lauren Wooten, had little trouble with a Trinity team that entered the contest 1-1-1. Despite a scoreless first half, the Huskies dominated shots on goal and time of possession.
The floodgates opened in the second half following an unassisted Jordan Lynn goal at the 39:41 mark to give Hewitt-Trussville the 1-0 lead. Lizzy Hurst followed with a penalty kick at the 18:23 mark and Julia Farris’ goal, which was assisted by Hurst, capped off the scoring at 3-0.
Trinity would have no response to the Huskies’ flurry of goals.
Sophomore Hannah O’Kelley was named the Gold MVP following the match.
The Huskies earned their berth into the championship game after opening the tournament with a 2-0 win over Daphne. In that game, Hewitt-Trussville secured the victory behind Taylor Doss’ two first-half goals. Both of which were assisted by Mercer commit, Lynn.
Hewitt-Trussville concluded a frigid Friday night with a 2-0 win over Fort Payne. Lynn scored both goals in the victory, one in the first half and one in the second half.
The victories at the shootout propel the Huskies to 4-1 on the season, which is their best start to the season since 2018.
The Lakeshore Shootout is one of the largest soccer tournaments in the Southeastern United States. According to the organization, boys and girls from in and out of state this season competed in multiple divisions, based upon overall team skill.
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