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WEST MONROE — The C.E. Byrd Lady Yellow Jackets pulled one step closer to claiming the Division I – District 1 championship with a 4-0 victory over the previously unbeaten in district West Monroe Lady Rebels on Monday at West Monroe’s Don Shows Field at Rebel Stadium.

“It was good to get out there after a little break and play a really physical team in West Monroe,” Byrd coach Lisa Levermann said. “This season, we found that we had some holes in our schedule and it was hard to schedule teams to play us. We have had to keep our heads down, keep our focus and the momentum going as we get ready for the playoffs.”

Byrd (13-3-5, 4-0) struck first on an excellent placement shot that barely cleared the West Monroe goalie’s reach by sophomore midfielder Riley Walker from approximately 10 yards out on the right side of the goal in the ninth minute of the first half.

In the 25th minute of the first half, the Lady Yellow Jackets struck again when sophomore forward Ellis Bryan scored off of a shot from the left side of the goal, to give Byrd the 2-0 lead heading into the half.

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