mchs varsity soccer teams count second region wins, mcms soccer hosts greene
Last Friday night, the Morgan County High School varsity soccer teams took on Hart County, their second region opponent of the year, at home and came out with two big victories. The girls overpowered their opponents 10-1 while the boys walked away with a 2-1 victory.
The girls’ team began to exert their control of the field early in the game; the first goal, which was kicked in by Regina Scheib, was scored within the first 10 minutes of the first half.
When Hart County scored around the 20-minute mark on a free kick, which tied the game 1-1, Morgan County used the goal as an impetus to go on a scoring spree that would continue through the rest of the game.
With eight and a half minutes to go in the first period, Susanna Peppers scored her first goal of the game, and Scheib followed up with her second soon thereafter.
At halftime, the girls were ahead 3-1, but the score wouldn’t stay close for very long.
In the 12th minute of the second period, Gabrielle Wyatt deflected a kick from Holly Peppers into the net for the fourth goal of the game.
After her assist, Holly Peppers earned her own goal; it would end up being one of three during the period.
Shelby Henry scored as well during the second half, and Amanda Anderson’s two goals finalized the score at 10-1 in Morgan County’s favor.
It was a little more difficult for the boys’ varsity team to score against Hart County, as they found themselves competing against more evenly matched opponents.
Neither team scored during the first period of the boys’ game, although both teams had a couple of near-misses.
A scant three minutes into the second half, however, OJ Brown scored the first goal of the game, giving Morgan County a 1-0 lead to defend.
After 10 minutes had elapsed, Hart County managed to get one by Morgan County’s defenders, tying the game at 1-1.
The tense remainder of the second half proved a battle of defenses, but, with six minutes left to play in the game, Jonathan Camacho followed a shot all the way to the goal, just making it by Hart County’s goalkeeper.
Morgan County was able to hang on to the 2-1 lead through the final minutes, assuring their second region win of the still fresh season.
The Morgan County Middle School’s soccer teams played Greene County’s Carson Middle School at home last Thursday.
The girls’ team beat the Tigers 6-0, with goals coming from Cat Usry, Morgan Walker, Briseida Marban, and MacKenzie Barrett, who scored twice during the game. Also, Carson Middle accidentally deflected a ball into their own goal during the game.
MCMS’ boys tied the Tigers 2-2. Garner Drummond and Will Akins contributed the goals for Morgan County against Carson Middle.
No soccer games will take place during spring break this week.
The next varsity soccer game will take place at home against East Jackson on March 19. On March 20, the JV boys will play Hart County away. The MCMS teams will play Social Circle at home Thursday, March 21, for their next game.
Printed in the March 14, 2013 edition