The LHS Girls Soccer team travelled to the defending Sagamore conference champions’ field for varsity only action. Last season, the Lady Tigers fell to a strong Lady Bruins’ side 4-0. This year however, the Lady Tigers would prove resilient and avenge last year’s defeat with a 3-0 away win.
The Lady Tigers would open up the scoring from a corner kick that wasn’t cleared by the Lady Bruins that freshman Summer Stogsdill would connect cleanly on and score a well-placed and wonderfully struck opening goal. Before halftime, the Lady Tigers would double their lead thanks to a well-placed through ball from Captain Lilly Haines that junior forward Kirstin Byrd collected and raced towards goal to put the Lady Tigers up 2-0.
As the second half wore on, it appeared the score would remain 2-0 as the ball seemed out of bounds more than it remained in bounds. The Lady Tigers would create some more scoring opportunities registering 6 shots on goal but it seemed that the game would end 2-0 in favor of the Lady Tigers. This changed with around 10 minutes left to play when junior MF Sam Malagon found fellow MF Brianna Martinez with an accurate and well-paced pass outside the 18 that Martinez would control and fire on goal with her left foot scoring her first varsity goal of the season.
Coach Hyatt would like to credit the entire backline and midfielders as the Lady Tigers were able to hold the Lady Bruins to no shots on goal the entire evening.
This marks the 7th clean sheet for Senior GK Alyssa Downs on the season. Coach Hyatt thought senior leftback Amber Brummett did an outstanding job all evening with her defensive duties including driving balls out of danger time and again.
Next up the Lady Tigers host the Pike Lady Red Devils in both JV and varsity action this evening (Thursday, September 14th). JV begins the evening at 5:30 pm and varsity kicks off at 7:00 pm. Thursday evening will be the Lady Tigers’ Breast Cancer Awareness game and all Lady Tigers players will be sporting pink.
Thursday evening is also youth night where youth players from around the community can attend the games at no charge.