The Bradwell Lady Tigers ran into one of the strongest girls soccer clubs in Class AAAAA. Glynn Academy routed Bradwell, 11-1. Bradwell’s lone goal came from Jacquline Mercer assisted by Martha Hause.
Bradwell’s boys lost the night cap, 2-1, against a perennial power in soccer in the state. Glynn’s goal keeper is tapped for a Division I soccer scholarship. Besides playing with elite club teams during the offseason, the Red Terrors have players in the U.S. Olympic Development program.
On its way to the region championship last season, Glynn finished the regular season a perfect 14-0.
Coming off back-to-back wins against Brunswick and Calvary Day School, the Tigers continued to play strong team-soccer within the system that Tiger coach Tommy Oglesby installed this season.
After a scoreless first half, Glynn scored its first goal 61st minute into the match. Bradwell responded two minutes later, moving the ball through Red Terror defenders with several players dribbling and passing the ball, forcing Glynn to cover all players.
Bradwell’s Sergio Ortega-Gonzalez nailed a kick into the net to knot the game 1-1 in the 63rd minute. Darius Smith assisted on the goal. The game didn’t stay deadlocked long. Glynn Academy retook the lead for the final time in the last 15 minutes of play.
Oglesby said he was proud of the team-play and effort his players put in against the soccer powerhouse.
Bradwell goal keeper Sean de la Torre had a big game. Glynn’s offense had at least 15 shots on goal and, despite the two that Bradwell gave up, de la Torre was a presence in the net.
The Tigers next game will be against rival Liberty County High School. Liberty was swept by Statesboro Friday night. Liberty lost the girls game, 2-1, and the Panthers lost, 3-0. Read all about the Bradwell vs. Liberty soccer game in the Wednesday Courier.