Greeneville girls soccer punches long awaited ticket to State

Greeneville's Jessica Sallah carries teammate Kenzie Ellenburg onto the field following a 5-1 Sectional win over Grace Christian, Saturday, October 24, 2015

GREENEVILLE, TN — This season marks the 12th straight year the Greeneville girls soccer team has advance to the Sectional game, a “Win, you go to state, lose, you go home,” game each season.

Before this year, the Lady Devils lost in that game nine-out-of-eleven. but this isn’t the same Greeneville.

This is a squad that has racked up a 22-2 record so far this year, and it gets much more impressive than that. In games against Class 2A competition this year, Greeneville has outscored teams 155-2, and one of those was an own goal in Saturday’s 5-1 Sectional win.

The Lady Devils are ready for their first trip to state since 2010, and they have big plans once they get there.

“There’s no better feeling than to get to that state tournament, but our business isn’t done yet,” said Head Coach John Eiskamp. “We’ve got to get down there and get the job done. I think I know what they want. We’ve talked about it, and I think their focus is there, and we just gotta wait and see what happens.”

Senior Jamie Roths added, “I’m just so thankful because my team deserved this so much. We’ve worked so hard for this. It’s just a dream come true. I had to move away last year, so being here this year to actually be with my team just meant so much.”

Greeneville drew state regular Notre Dame in the 1st Round Wednesday. The team that knocked them out of the Sectional four straight years, CAK, wouldn’t meet the Devils until a potential state title game.

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