Main Street Preps: Lady Devils finish district schedule with win over Heritage

By Joel Clinger for The Robertson County Times and Main Street Preps

The White House Lady Devil soccer team has waited two years for this moment.

Thursday night, the Lady Devils defeated White House Heritage 3-0 to clinch the regular-season district title.

Carmen Perkins scored two goals for White House in the game, and she has emerged this season as a star and leader for her team.

“She’s extremely talented, works hard, team player,” WH head coach Mike Felzien said. “She comes with a positive attitude. She’s a tremendous asset to have on this team.”

Perkins, a junior, had not beaten the Lady Patriots while in high school, and she wanted this win badly.

“It’s actually a really important game because we’ve lost to them the past two years after a 20-year streak of not losing to them,” Perkins said. “Us as a whole, winning means a lot to me, and it’s only a step in the (right) direction for our whole team.”

Sophomore Zoe Baldwin scored her first career goal Thursday night, and she is just one of many young players contributing this season. Caroline Cooper is one of a few freshmen that have had big impacts this season.

“The freshmen have bought into the hard work ethic the girls have,” Felzien said. “They came in right from the start, practiced hard.”

Heritage suffered their first district loss and will be the two-seed in the district tournament. Head coach Mark Redferrin said his team just was not up for the challenge.

“We just got outplayed in all aspects of soccer tonight,” Redferrin said. “Credit to White House, they were just better than us tonight. They were faster, stronger on the ball, better in challenges. They just deserved to win tonight.”

Heritage will host the tournament next week, so the only difference in seeding is who the teams will play. White House will play the winner of the four-five matchup. Heritage will play the three seed.

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