The Long County boys’ and girls’ soccer teams on Tuesday lost their games at Vidalia.
The boys’ game was tight for the first 40 minutes as goalie Adalberto Vidrio played solid. Despite the Indians taking a 1-0 lead at the half, the game still appeared to be anyone’s for the taking. But in the second half, the wheels fell off for the Blue Tide as Vidalia scored five more goals en route to its 6-0 victory.
“Our team played very well in the first half of the match. We had several shots on the goal, but none found score,” coach Darrell Mosley said.
“Vidalia is a very good team and is returning several players from last year’s state playoff team,” he added. “(They’re) a very well-coached team, and they broke us down in the second half with their speed.”
In the girls’ game, things got even worse for Long County as the Lady Tide fell behind 5-0 at the half and ended up losing, 9-0.
“Our Lady Blue Tide never gave up. Vidalia was a very experienced team, and it showed from the start of the match. We mounted several organized attacks, but they were too strong,” Mosley said.
With the losses, the Long County teams are 1-1 overall and in Region 2B-AA.
Next action for both teams is Tuesday, when they travel to Lyons to face Toombs County.