Hunt shows out in Tilghman finale
With Summers back in goal for Tilghman in its season finale against Trigg County, it moved the senior Hunt back to her true position. She put on a show to send the Lady Tornado into postseason on a high note, finishing with three goals and two assists in Tilghman's 5-1 victory over the Lady Wildcats.
"She was amazing," Tilghman coach Jessica Pearson said of Hunt. "She went from playing in the goal - not where she wanted to play, but she did that for the team - to back at forward. Her impact was immediate out here â ¦ hustling, playing the ball well and passing it well."
Her first goal came in the opening five minutes of play, as she scored on a pass from Taylor Willis. Just five minutes later, Hunt returned the favor and scored on a feed from Hunt.
Tilghman led 2-0 at halftime and made it a rout in the second half with two more goals from Hannah Hunt, as well as one from Katie Ladd - who added an assist.
"It's nice to have a game before district to have them in their right spots," Pearson said. "It was important, but I had several starters gone tonight for fall break, so I had to rearrange more, but the girls played fantastic. I couldn't be prouder of them at 5-1 and with the way they played."
In her first game back in goal, Summers allowed only one Trigg goal - that coming from Alyssa Richardson late in the game.
Now it's on to the First District tournament for Tilghman, who will face St. Mary in the opening round Tuesday.
Pearson said that if her Lady Tornado continue the same team play they showed against Trigg, they'll be in good shape.
"We talked about the things we needed to do and them executing what we needed to do - passing and moving. They did an excellent job with that," said Pearson. "If they continue to do that, we should be fine next week."