The Lady Tigers had lost a key region battle Thursday with Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, 3-1, but snapped back physically and emotionally to get back on track with another region victory.
“It was a big night for us,” assistant coach Lance Hall said.
The rout started early as Victoria Davis scored off an assist from Cassidy Greene in the game’s 15th minute.
In the 21st minute, fullback Sidnee Welchel got all of the ball on a kick that started near midfield and found net just under the crossbar, a distance of about 50 yards, giving the Lady Tigers a 2-0 lead.
Greene scored the next two goals, in the 26th minute and 31st minute, off an assist by Emily Sexauer, and Adairsville had a commanding 4-0 lead that stood up until halftime.
In the 55th minute, Sexauer found net with a chip shot for a 5-0 lead.
In the 57th minute Greene turned the hat trick with an assist from Hailie Pittman to close out scoring.
Becca Ferguson got the shutout in goal for Adairsville, her third of the season.
Adairsville improved to 6-2 overall and 6-2 in Region 5-AAA.
The Lady Tigers will host Gordon Central on Tuesday at Tiger Valley in a match slated for a 5 p.m. start.
New Manchester 0
Several players got in on the fun Friday evening as the Woodland Lady Wildcats blanked New Manchester, 6-0.
Destiny Wood led Woodland’s scoring attack with a pair of goals, while Kaitlyn Eubanks, Keri Cagle, Hailie Parshall and Emily Moore each added one goal. Parshall also tallied an assist, as did Sara Garrett. Amber Fuller contributed two assists on the night.
Lady Wildcats coach Kyle Morgan noted the importance of picking up an all-important region win but expressed hopes his team will maintain its improvement in the region games to come.
“It’s good to win the game because it was a region game, and [we hope to] continue to get better as we move through our region schedule,” Morgan said.
With the win, the Lady Wildcats improved to 6-2 on the season, 2-1 in Region 5-AAAAA. Their next game is scheduled for Tuesday as region foe Lithia Springs makes its way to Cartersville.
Lady Canes 5, Sonoraville 0
Cartersville shooters found a lot of net a second game in a row and that helped the girls high school soccer team climb back to .500 in region play on Thursday.
The Lady Purple Hurricanes defeated Sonoraville 5-0 in Thursday play, earning their second victory in a row. The Lady Canes had defeated Coahulla Creek, 4-0, March 12. Three of the four previous games Cartersville had scored no goals and given up a single goal to fall 1-0 in those games.
Roger Lowe, soccer coach, said the Lady Canes have been slow to find net with their shots this season but are showing signs of breaking out that slump.
“Our forwards and midfielders are shooting with more authority now,” he said.
Against the Lady Phoenix, Cartersville scored just one goal in the first half, as Makaylie Gibbs helped her team grab a 1-0 lead that it carried into halftime.
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