Four straight wins earn Sting Rays Lorenzen Cup

Taylor County Sting Rays in no particular order: Coach Justin Weaver, assistant coach Andrew Moore. Players: Kayleigh Weaver, Lylah Weaver, Ella Moore, Bria Moore, Eliza Gouzd, Lexi Mlinarcik, Adree Wiles, Avery Alexander, Jenna Smith, Summer McCauley, Ellie Bolyard and Kenlee Fowler.

TAYLOR COUNTY— Led by a spectacular performance from goalie Avery Alexander, the Taylor County Sting Rays allowed only two scores over four games, to claim victory in recent championship play. 

During round one on their journey to compete for the NCYS Lorenzen Cup, the Sting Rays were matched up with the Barbour County Blue Angels. 

Adree Wiles rallied the team to victory scoring all three of her team’s goals, for the 3-1 win. 

Moving on to the second round, the Taylor County Sting Rays would go head-to-head against the Outlaws. 

With Alexander manning the goal, and a tough defense, the Rays would earn the 5-0 shutout. Ella Moore was credited with two goals during the contest, while Bria Moore, Summer McCauley and Wiles each added one. 

Having earned their spot in the semi-final game, the Sting Rays held on to their winning streak with another dominating display on the field, taking the 4-0 win against the Webster County Timberwolves. 

Kayleigh Weaver and Jenna Smith combined with two goals each in the semi-final win.

With three wins, the Sting Rays advanced to championship play, vying for the Lorenzen Cup against the Barbour County Blue Lightening. 

“Despite unfavorable weather conditions, the girls showed a lot of grit and determination throughout the day,” commented Sting Rays assistant Coach Andrew Moore.

Using that determination, the Taylor County ladies battled for the final victory, with goals from E. Moore, Lexi Mlinarcik and Wiles, to come out on top as champions with a final of 3-1.

“A special shout-out goes to Avery (Alexander) our goalie, as she had two shut out games and endured the conditions of the weather the whole game, with no break,” coach Moore shared. 

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