Bradwell Institute’s soccer teams kicked off their seasons with home games last week against Brunswick on Tuesday and Long County on Thursday.
The Lady Tigers earned a 1-0 win against the Lady Pirates on Tuesday but fell to the Lady Tide, 3-2. Meanwhile, the Tigers tied Brunswick, 1-1, and beat Long County, 1-0.
The Bradwell teams host Windsor Forest on Tuesday. The girls play at 5 p.m., and the boys’ game will follow.
Lady Tiger Monique Hayes found the back of the net with a little less than nine minutes left in regulation Tuesday for the game’s only goal. The defense stood strong, keeping the Lady Pirates from answering.
The Lady Tigers played tough against a Long County team that made the playoffs last year in only their second season of the sport.
Coach Scott Akin said Martha Hause scored both goals against the Lady Tide, one of the goals coming off an assist by Alicia McCray.
The Lady Tigers are 1-1.
Tuesday’s game was scoreless with less than eight minutes left in regulation, but each team hit a goal during the last several minutes. According to Tiger coach Tom Oglesby, the Tigers’ goal came off of a set piece outside of the penalty box.
“Justus Hofmann took the free kick,” the coach said, adding the ball went to the back post, where Anthony Golphin headed it, but the ball hit the goal frame.
Despite an initial save by the Pirates’ goalkeeper, Oglesby said Gabriel Hart put in the rebound.
Against Long County, Roman Buentipo scored Bradwell Institutes’s only goal off a deflected shot from de la Torre.
The Tigers are 1-0-1.