Adairsville has gotten off to a fast start in girls high school soccer this season, claiming an 8-1 victory over Armuchee on Tuesday, the second time it’s had its offensive engines firing against an opponent thus far at Tiger Valley.
The two teams had been scheduled to play at Armuchee but switched to Tiger Stadium because of rainy conditions.
The moisture didn’t seem to affect the Lady Tigers on offense as they scored in the game’s second minute and kept pouring it on throughout the evening.
“It was a really good win for us,” Lance Hall, Tiger assistant coach, said, “but it was a little bit surprising because they were a playoff team last year. Our kids played very, very well.”
Haley Pittman opened scoring off an assist from Victoria Davis to give Adairsville a 1-0 lead. In the 10th minute, Gillian Johnson gave her team some breathing room after scoring when she got an assist from Amy Pacheco.
In the contest’s 22nd minute, Pittman scored her team’s third goal unassisted, and the Lady Tigers were able to carry that score into halftime.
Adairsville added to its score quickly in the second half as Pittman took the ball wide in the 41st minute and crossed it to Johnson, who put a head on the ball and sent it against the net.
“It was a really good score,” Hall said. “It was like how you draw up a play like that. It was really a thing of beauty.”
In the 49th minute, Katie Lawhorn sent a 30-yard pass to Pittman’s feet and she scooted it on into the net as Adairsville raised its lead to 5-0.
In the 55th minute Adairsville scored off a corner kick. Kaitlyn Webster put the ball in the back of the net as Katie Lawhorn was credited with the assist, which gave the home team a 6-0 lead.
In the 57th minute, Pittman scored off a breakaway when she dribbled the ball past a fullback and kept speeding for about 40 yards, not slowing down until her team had a 7-0 lead.
In the 70th minute, Armuchee got on the scoreboard by converting a penalty kick into their first point of the game and closing their difference to 7-1.
Webster made it 8-1 in the 73rd minute.
Havyn Isaac picked up the win in goal as Adairsville improved to 3-0 on the season.
The Lady Tigers defeated Haralson County 10-0 when they played their first game of the season last week.
The Lady Tigers (3-0) next play on Thursday when they entertain Trion at Tiger Valley at 5:30 p.m. in a nonregion game.
Region play is scheduled to start March 8 for Adairsville.
Cass 1, Northwest Whitfield 1
The Cass girls soccer team weathered the rain and went on the road for the first time this season for a game at Northwest Whitfield Tuesday.
The Lady Colonels came away with a tie as each team scored one goal. Sidney Vermaas was the goal scorer for Cass.
The Lady Colonels are now 1-1-1 this season and will face Temple at home today.