Soccer teams ready for district tourney

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By Brian Blair

Tournament time has arrived for the Owen County High School soccer teams.  As the 31st District Tournament arrives, both teams have earned the  No. 1 seed.
The Lady Rebels clinched the top spot by finishing 4-0 this season against district competition.
The latest win came Sept. 26 against Henry County in New Castle.
Owen County got a pair of goals from Ashley Byers and another goal from Morgan Walker to pick up the 3-2 win.
Autumn Gover picked up the win in goal.
Walker added an assist in the game.
On the year, both Walker and Byers have 12 goals each to lead the team. Byers leads the team with eight assists.
Before the win over the Lady Wildcats.  the Lady Rebels began last week with a loss at Boone County.
With the top seed in the upcoming 31st District Tournament, Owen County has a bye in the first round and will play the winner of the Carroll County versus Henry County game next Thursday night at Patterson Field in the championship game.  The two teams split a pair of games this season.
Next Thursday night will also be senior night for the Lady Rebels.
The boys wrapped up the regular season on Saturday at home. The Rebels defeated Carroll County 3-2 on senior day to pick up their 11th win of the season. Austin Collins, Carlos Perez and Victor Perez each scored goals.
Victor Perez added a pair of assists. James Marston also added an assist. Ben Allen got the win in goal.
Earlier in the week, the team also picked up a 1-0 win over Walton-Verona. Collins had the lone goal on an assist by Marston.
Allen recorded his sixth shutout of the season.
The Rebels will take on Henry County on Wednesday night as they look to wrap up the No. 1 seed in the upcoming 31st District Tournament.