The Long County High School boys’ and girls’ soccer teams fell against highly ranked competition Tuesday in Savannah.
The Blue Tide lost to No. 3 Benedictine Military School, 8-2, and the Lady Tide fell to No. 3 St. Vincent’s Academy, 10-0. Rankings are according to the GaSports.com/Georgia Athletic Coaches Association
In the boys’ action, the Blue Tide took an early 1-0 lead on the Cadets off Carlos Nevarez’s first-half goal. The Tide didn’t allow a goal until just prior to the end of the half, and the teams were tied at 1-1 at the break. But in the second half, Long County began to tire and showed its inexperience, allowing the home team to score seven more goals.
Malik Fedon scored Long County’s final goal with about 10 minutes left to round out the game’s scoring.
“I feel like we are playing more together and our passing is much improved,” Blue Tide head coach Darrell Mosley said.
In the girls’ game, the girls also had a tough matchup facing the experienced Saints. Mosley praised his team’s effort but added that the Lady Tide need to improve in their passing and communication on the field.
“St. Vincent’s Academy is a well-coached team and has a tremendous amount of team speed, (but) from the time the match started until the end, our girls never got down on themselves,” Mosely said.
Mosely also praised the fan support that drove over to Daffin Park in Savannah to watch the game.
“What a huge support it is to see our fans outnumber the BC and St. Vincent’s fans in the stands. We even had teachers from our high school drive over and watch the game,” Mosely said.
With the losses, the Blue Tide and Lady Tide fell to 1-4 overall and in Region 2-AA.
The Long County teams were scheduled to face Wayne County on Thursday in Jesup. Results from these games will be in Sunday’s Courier.