On Tuesday night, Bradwell’s Lady Tigers soccer team took a 2-0 win over the Windsor Forest Lady Knights, prepping the girls for their first-round playoff game next Wednesday in Evans against Greenbrier.
Lady Tiger coach Adam Bryie said his team is savoring its successful season and looking forward to the challenge of going up against the top-seeded Region 4-AAAAA team. The Lady Tigers finished as the region’s fourth seed.
Greenbrier is ranked ninth in the state.
The coach said his seniors deserve credit for leading the squad.
"Allyson Burrill, Eriko Smith, Danielle Jacobs, Annie Collins and Emily Nunan were strong and consistent from the beginning of the year to the end," Bryie said.
He said Collins and Jacobs anchored the defense, while Burrill, Smith and Nunan played solid in the midfield.
"If a shot happened to get by our outstanding sweeper, Kayla Dejesus, Rebekah Smith has been right there, saving shots all season in the goal," the coach said. "Junior forward Danielle Durham and our two outstanding freshmen forwards, Ashley Riles and Breanna Lindsey, were outstanding at pressuring opponents’ defense. Defenders Rebecca Lee, Christina Tenorio and Miranda Pizzino stymied attacks for us on several occasions. Midfielders Ashley Mercer, Megan Aiton, Kalie Durham, Jessica Bunn and Salamisina Matavoa provided heart and hustle. Newcomers Rachael Ray, Brittany Shaul and Erina Veliz showed continued improvement."
Bryie said he is proud of the girls’ accomplishments this season. He said the players practiced hard and played tough.
"They should be proud of their accomplishments," the coach said. "However, we are not done yet. We will continue to prepare for a very talented Greenbrier team. I am looking forward to seeing our team compete against one of the state’s top teams."
The game in Evans starts at 5:30 p.m.