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Soccer: Oneida mercy-rules Harriman as Douglas sets career scoring mark

ONEIDA  |  For a second consecutive game, the Lady Indians mercy-ruled their opponent Tuesday. And, this time, it was a district foe.

Oneida defeated Harriman 9-0 in a game that was called with 21:02 left on the clock. 

Aliyah Douglas scored four goals and, in the process, became Oneida’s all-time career goals leader, breaking the mark held by Macy Dunlap. 

Dunlap finished her career in 2019 with 63 career goals. As a senior, she broke the career goals record that was held by Chelsea Bridges.

Douglas entered her senior season with 53 goals, and was third place on the career goals list. She has scored 11 goals so far this season, giving her 64 for her career.

Before Douglas scored her first goal on Tuesday, Oneida was off to a 3-0 lead. But then the senior scored four straight, beginning with two unassisted goals in a span of just 29 seconds — an almost impossible feat against any opponent — late in the first half.

Douglas scored again less than five minutes into the second half. Her final goal came with 33:26 remaining, on an assist by fellow senior Alexea Jones.

After that, Lydia Kline scored an unassisted goal, before Rory Blevins scored the ninth and final goal off an assist by Hailey Flores in the 59th minute.

The scoring started with sophomore Presley Queener scoring on an assist by Jones, followed by Kamryn Kennedy scoring off an assist by Kamryn Stiltner. The senior then scored again off an assist by Queener, following up a shot attempt by Queener in the 26th minute.

“I thought we were a little off tonight, and the score was 9-0 so that is kind of contradictory to what showed on the board,” Oneida coach Phil Newport said. “Still, we have the skill set to be more creative with our passing and I thought we rushed quite a few shots.” 

Newport said that junior keeper Ayla Sims did a good job preserving the shutout after a communication breakdown in the back.

“Harriman just needs to keep working because I have been on that end of the stick before and it can be disheartening,” he said.

Newport said his team will need to stay focused, as the Lady Indians will travel to Oliver Springs for another district game on Thursday before hosting a talented Corbin club next week.

“We need to stay on our toes since we have to get things done on the road the rest of the way,” Newport said, referring to the remaining district matches against Oz, Rockwood and Cumberland Gap all being away from home. “I need my kids to stay on task with the game in front of us because looking ahead is not a luxury we need to try. We meet a good Corbin team on Monday, so that test will sharpen us up.”

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