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Blue Tide go 1-1 against Pirates in soccer
Teams play today in Savannah

The Long County High School Lady Tide soccer team had the luck of the Irish with them on St. Patrick’s Day.

The Blue Tide teams hosted Brunswick in Ludowici and the Lady Tide edged out a 1-0 win.

In the girls’ game Nakia Hunter scored the only goal for Long County.

In the boys’ game the outcome wasn’t quite as pleasant for the home team as the Pirates beat the Blue Tide 4-2.

Blue Tide players Keith Anderson and Luis Perez were the two who scored. Head coach Paul Austin said that the loss falls on him.

“I take total responsibility for the loss, Brunswick is a very good team and we could not get into our rhythm, with the (Bryan County) game canceled and the long weekend off were just out of sync”, Austin said.

The coach added that that injuries have also been plaguing the team and that he hopes everyone will gets well soon.

Lady Tide head coach Brian Todd said that his team is battling the injury bug too, and as a result of that his team had to make some adjustments against Brunswick.

“We are a player down right now due to an injury so we had a different defensive setup, but several girls stepped up and we played really good defense, (also) freshman Courtney McNeal had a great game at the wing position”, the coach said.

The loss dropped the boys to 5-2 overall, but they remain undefeated in Region 2-AA at 4-0.

The Lady Tide improve to 6-1 and remain at 3-1 in the region.

Today the teams hit the road traveling to Savannah as the boys take on Benedictine Military School (3-4-2) and the ladies take on St. Vincent’s Academy (3-2) in big region matchups.  When the two teams played earlier in the season the Long County boys won, but the Lady Tide fell in their only loss of the season.  The girls play at 5 p.m. and the boys’ game will follow.

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