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Grace, Notre Dame advance in region soccer tournament

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Grace Academy shuts out East Ridge in 3-A/AA semis
Emily Clarke, Holly Badger and Rachel Carter all scored goals to lead Grace Academy to a 3-0 win over host East Ridge in the Region 3-A/AA semifinals Tuesday night at Camp Jordan.

Clarke and Ebony Ransby added assists.

Abbey Bosco made seven saves between the pipes to preserve the clean sheet.

The Golden Eagles now advance to Thursday's championship game, where they will face district rival McMinn Central. The Chargerettes, who beat Grace for last week's district championship, beat Hixson 5-0 in the other semifinal.

Grace and McMinn Central also clinch spots in this weekend's sub-state sectional bracket. Thursday night's winner will host in the sub-state round, while the loser will travel.

Notre Dame gets rematch with CCS in 4-A/AA championship
Emma Higgins and MacKenzie Nadeau each scored goals to lead Notre Dame to a 2-0 win over Murfreesboro Central Magnet in the Region 4-A/AA semifinals Tuesday night.

Higgins scored with a ricochet off the post on an assist from Hannah Dearing to give the Irish a 1-0 lead less than ten minutes into the match. They pressured in the Central zone most of the night, but couldn't break through again until Nadeau's goal in the second half.

The Irish will now host rival Chattanooga Christian in Thursday's region final. The Chargers, who lost to Notre Dame in last week's district final, beat Merrol Hyde 2-0 on the road in the other semifinal.

Other high school soccer playoff scores from Tuesday, Oct. 22:

Region 3-AAA semifinals
Warren County 1, McMinn County (OT)
Cookeville 1, Cleveland 0

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