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Lady Landers lose to Georgia Christian
Mystery Ellert gives a teammate a high five after scoring a Lady Highlander goal Monday afternoon. - photo by By Patty Leon / Coastal Courier
The First Presbyterian Lady Highlanders made one strike against Georgia Christian on the soccer field Monday afternoon, but allowed Georgia Christian 5 goals, losing 1-5 at home.
Georgia Christian struck first with a goal in the first half. Lady ‘Lander Mystery Ellert tied the game before the half highlighting a well played defensive half.
“We were in this game until we missed the penalty kick,” Highlander soccer coach Tom Sukaratana said. “After that we gave the game away.”
The penalty kick came in the second half. The ‘Landers were looking to tie the score again after Georgia Christian had scored. Lady ‘Lander Debi Meadows drew the penalty, but Georgia Christian was able to block the kick. The ball took a high bounce and a second attempt by Meadows went over the goal.
Despite the loss, the Lady Highlanders look like a team on the road to improvement compared to a year ago.
“Don’t focus too much on the score,” the coach said. “Focus on where we were then to where we are now and it’s a big difference.”
The Lady Highlanders have only two juniors on the squad so all the players could return next season. And if they improve at the same rate as the school’s basketball, they will be a team to watch next season.
In addition, the Lady Highlander junior varsity currently has a better record than the varsity squad against the same opponents, giving the coach a positive glimpse of the future.
The Lady Highlanders are scheduled to travel to Trinity on April 18 for a 5 p.m. game.
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