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Bradwell splits with Coffee County
Lady Tiger Ashley Riles (10) kicks the ball down field as her teammates swarm around Coffee County during Bradwells 5-0 win on Friday night. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon

Modeling their team after the successful Lady Tiger basketball squad, the BI girls’ soccer team shutout Coffee County 5-0 Friday night at home. The boy Tigers went against a solid Trojan offense but avoided a shutout losing to Coffee 5-1 right after the girls’ game.

The BI girls passed the ball and drove downfield quickly, scoring two goals in the first 10 minutes of play. Just five minutes later, Bradwell scored again.

"I’m sure that took the wind out of their sails," Lady Tiger soccer coach Lindsey Guyett said about scoring quickly. "That deflated them a little bit. They are very young and you could tell that. They lost a lot of seniors which is something I will face next year."

Staying on their toes the Bradwell girls scored two more goals before the first half of play ended.

In the second half, the girls came out a bit more fatigued but were able to keep Coffee County away from their goal for the shutout.

"They were doing what we have worked on in practice," Guyett said. "After tying the first game and losing by one in the second, the things we worked on Wednesday and Thursday they really capitalized on in the first half."

Guyett was referring to the Lady Tigers 1-1 tie with South Effingham on Feb. 18 and their 2-1 loss to Ware County last Tuesday.

The coach said they’ve been working on making runs and moving the ball to open spaces in order to be competitive when they start Region 3-AAAAA play.

In the boys’ game, Coffee County scored a goal in the first half but outscored the Tigers 4-1 in the second half to win 5-1.

One of the Trojans goal in the second half came from a penalty kick on a foul called against senior Tiger David Miller.

Miller, however, returned the favor by drawing a penalty kick for the home team and scoring the Tigers’ only goal in the game.

The Tigers will host Beach Tuesday with the girls starting at 5 p.m. and the boys’ game to follow.

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