D-B's Erin Burkett (15) scores against Central goalie Hannah White during Tuesday's District 1-AAA match. (Ned Jilton II photo)
BLOUNTVILLE — Erin Burkett scored three goals and added an assist for Dobyns-Bennett, which blanked Sullivan Central 6-0 on Tuesday in a District 1-AAA girls soccer matchup at the Old Holston School field.
Burkett scored in the 11th minute off an assist from Lauren Feathers to open the scoring for the Lady Indians (8-1-2, 3-0-0).
But the scrappy Lady Cougars (1-4-0, 0-3-0) battled tooth and nail with D-B over the next 10 minutes, forcing Lady Indians coach Blake Rutherford to pull his starters and clear his bench.
After a tongue-lashing from Rutherford, the D-B starters re-entered the contest and scored two goals in the last seven minutes of the first half to extend the lead to 3-0.
The second half was all Tribe.
Feathers added two goals and an assist for the Lady Indians. Maggie Burkett scored one goal and dishing off two assists.
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