Both the Long County boys and girls soccer teams beat Bryan County Tuesday in Pembroke.
The victories were especially sweet as shutouts — 5-0 for the Lady Tide and 6-0 for the Blue Tide. Coach Darrell Mosley had nothing but praise for both teams.
“This was a complete game,” he said. “We played hard for the entire 80-minute match. Our guys scored three minutes into the match and scored the last goal with four minutes left in the match.
“We are continuing to work hard on developing this very young team and today was the result of the hard work.”
Of the girls, the coach said, “The Lady Blue Tide really dominated the midfield. Although Alyssa Anderson didn’t score, she had the middle and made it possible for the other girls to push forward and score.
“At fullback, I have to say that Taylor Poole played great. Bryan County really pushed the attack toward Taylor’s side, but she managed to shut down the offensive attack.”
Scoring for the girls were Samantha Garcia, Kaylyn McEwin, Hannah Golden and Katie Estill. The boys’ scorers were Alberto Nevarez, Fransisco Mejia, Tanner Brant, Alex Toledo and Laquan Abercrombie.Picking up the shutouts were goalies Teresa Chihuahua and Adalberto Vidrio.
LCHS Athletic Director Karen Swindell also praised the coaches.
“Coach Mosley, coach (Matthew) Williams, and coach (Joceline) Sanders are doing an outstanding job with our soccer teams,” the AD said. “It is great to see all of the enthusiasm about soccer in our student body. I think our coaches are building a solid foundation for a strong soccer program and I am proud of everyone involved.”
With the win, the boys improved its record to 3-6 overall and to 2-6 in Region 2-AA. The girls now stand at 4-5 overall and 3-5 in the region.
Thursday, both teams played Wayne County. When the schools met earlier this month, Long County won both games. Results will be in Sunday’s Courier.