The Ocoee Middle Lady Colts soccer team just pulled off a historic back-to-back undefeated championship seasons.
OMS had a bye for the first round of the playoffs because they were the number one seed going into the tournament. They then played Chilhowee on Tuesday, winning 5-0. That punched their ticket to the SETAC Championship Game where it was played at Walker Valley High School.
There was no score going into halftime. Then sixth grader Cambree Mayo knocked in a beautiful feed for the first goal of the game. Shortly after, Emily Anderson headed in the final goal, allowing the Colts to come away with a 2-0 win.
"My wife and I have coached at OMS for about 8 years now and we have seen this program go from struggling to just get a team together to having a championship caliber team. It has little to do with what we have done as coaches, but more of the girls working and implementing what we have been teaching them. For example, this is the first year that I switched the formation from our typical 4-3-3, to a formation that I run with my OMS boys soccer team. It's a more difficult formation with many more responsibilities and requiring more technical skills. These girls showed that they could handle it, and that's a testament to the type of team we have,” coach Kevin England said. “Our girls' only focus this year was to get back to the SETAC Finals, and win it all again. With the additions of Chattanooga Christian School and Cleveland Middle School it made for a very tough conference. And to be able to go through the season undefeated, is a pretty difficult feat. We had a goal differential of 67-4 and half of those goals came from OMS's all-time leading scorer Taylor Ellis. I am extremely proud of our team and the accomplishments that we have achieved. I will really miss our eighth graders, but I am excited to see them continue to grow as both players and individuals, in high school. These girls hold a special place in my heart."