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Mustangs get sweep of Tiger teams

POSTED: February 24, 2012 10:18 a.m.
Photo by Patty Leon/

Tigers Absalom Dowling (8) and Ethan Ewing (6) collide with the Mustangs goalkeeper in Tuesday’s 4-3 loss at home.

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The South Effingham Mustangs swept the Bradwell Institute Tigers on Tuesday night at Freedom Field.
The BI girls lost, 6-1, for their first loss of the season. Lady Tiger Ashley Riles scored the home team’s only goal as BI fell to
2-1-0.
In the boys’ game, the Mustangs struck early, scoring within the first six minutes. But just a few minutes later, the Tigers evened the score at 1-1 on a goal by Josh Tomlinson.
South Effingham charged the ball downfield and scored its second goal. Two minutes after that, the Mustangs punched in another goal to go up 3-1. The Mustangs squeezed another goal in with eight minutes left in the half to extend their lead.
The Tigers rebounded just before the half. They earned a penalty kick, which missed its mark, but the boys finished for a goal. A minute later, Ethan Ewing charged downfield and scored a goal. The Tiger boys went into halftime trailing, 4-3.
But in the second half, the Tigers were able to score only one goal while the Mustangs added three for the 7-4 win. The Tiger boys are 1-2-0.
The Tigers were scheduled to host Ware County on Thursday and play Glynn Academy Saturday in Brunswick.
In other soccer results, the Liberty County boys lost to Pierce County, 3-2, last Thursday. On Tuesday, the boys lost, 2-0, at Richmond Hill. Panthers coach Bryant Durham said his squad, which is 0-2-1, is a work in progress.
“Many people are playing two positions and a few are playing three as we try to find the combination that will make us competitive with any team we face,” he said. “My goal is to have all the pieces in place when we hit our region games later in the season.”
The Lady Panthers also lost to Richmond Hill, 8-0, and fell to 0-2-1.
Liberty travels to Toombs County tonight.
The girls start at 5 p.m., and the boys’ game will follow.

 

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