Bradwell’s boys soccer squad managed a 9-0 shutout Tuesday against Beach High in Savannah and 3-0 shutout against the Johnson High Atomsmashers in a home game at Olvey Field on Thursday. They have two games left before they face the region playoffs.
The return of the Tigers’ regular goal keeper, Michael Subject, was a bonus as his eight saves kept the Atomsmashers from scoring.
Tiger Josh Olsen scored a goal in the first half and Chris Shuster kicked 2 in during the second for the win.
Tiger soccer coach Greg Cooke credited the Beach High players for coming out and giving their best. He said he respects the team and coaching staff.
Cooke said the Tigers have some kinks to work out and the Beach High game was the opportune time to do it.
The girls split victories, shutting out Beach 5-0 but losing to the Lady Smashers 0-1.
"The girls did what they needed to do," Cooke said Thursday of his girls squad’s win over Beach. Before the girls took the field against the Lady Smashers, Cooke predicted a tough battle, citing the Tiger’s 1-0 loss to Johnson earlier this season.
"Last time we played them, we had about 20 shots on goal to their one," he said. "But their one went in and we lost 0-1."
The Lady Smashers were able to repeat the same victory Thursday evening.
Cooke commented on what the team should expect as they round out the regular season.
"This region for girls is a tough region," he said. As for the boys, he added, "This will wrap up the boys’ games at home but we have a tough game Saturday night at Windsor. Tonight (Thursday), Windsor is playing Camden County and that will start to decide the region seats. It could be a three-way tie at first or it could be something completely different, but we have to do what we have to do in the next two games."
The Tigers head to Windsor Forest on Saturday afternoon where the girls take the field at 5 p.m. and the boys’ game will follow. On Tuesday, the Tigers head to Jenkins to close out the last game of the regular season. Games are at 5 and 7 p.m.