After going into halftime knotted 2-2, Adairsville made some adjustments to try to improve its matchups and chance of knocking off Bremen, the state’s No. 8-ranked team in 2A.
Those changes improved the play of Adairsville — the No. 10 team in 3A — on both sides of the ball and netted a 3-2 victory for the Tigers, who scored one second-half goal while holding Bremen scoreless for that same time period.
Adairsville had opened scoring in the contest in the 15th minute on a goal by Gillian Johnson.
In the 22nd minute Bremen tied the game when its corner kick curved into the goal without being touched.
“That was one of the prettiest corner kicks I’ve ever seen,” assistant coach Lance Hall said.
Bremen took a 2-1 lead when it scored again in the 28th minute.
“In the 39th minute, Haley Pittman took a crossfield pass from Katie Lawhorn and put it in goal to knot the score at 2-all for the teams,” Hall said. “It wasn’t an assist because Haley still had to make some moves to score her goal, but Katie’s pass sure set everything up.”
Hall said during halftime head coach David Sexauer “switched some kids around to get more favorable matchups.”
Included in the change was putting Johnson on the right wing and Pittman in the center.
“In the 70th minute, Gillian scored off a Pittman pass,” Hall said.
He said although Adairsville gained the lead, there was still 10 minutes remaining in the game, and Bremen tried its best to find some net with the ball.
“It seemed like everyone on the field for Bremen and about half of those on the sidelines were in front of our goal trying to score,” Hall said. “We just held on for dear life the last 10 minutes.
“It was very exciting.”
Havyn Isaac got the win in goal for Adairsville.
Bremen dropped to 1-1 on the season with the loss.
Adairsville improved to 2-0 with the victory. Its next game will be played at Armuchee on Tuesday.
The two teams are scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m.
Woodland 4, North Springs 1
The Woodland girls soccer team earned a road win Friday night at North Springs, defeating the host Spartans by a score of 4-1.
Woodland’s goal scorers for the game were Lyrica Miron, Keri Cagle, Kaitlin Winnenberg and Lindsay Scifers.
Woodland is now 1-2 on the year and will host Cartersville in the team’s first home game Tuesday.