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Panthers draw against Calvary
Adrien Vakerics kicks the ball away from a Calvary defender - photo by By Patty Leon / Coastal Courier
The Men and Lady Soccer Panthers both ended their game against Calvary with a tie in regulation in Monday’s game at Lewis Fraiser Park. The men tied the score 1-1 while the ladies remained scoreless in their battle. Currently the ladies have two wins, four losses and two ties. The men have one win, one tie and six losses to date.

Lady Panthers
The Lady Panthers ability to stay in the game impressed coach Jarvis McArthur. The last time his squad went against Calvary they lost 1-6. He is especially impressed with Elyssa Lemapu who scored all four goals in their 4-1 victory over Fitzgerald on Saturday. She has scored 13 of the Lady Panthers 16 goals so far this season.
McArthur sees potential in his young squad and encourages them to keep their head in the game and not be afraid to challenge the opponent or goalkeeper.
Goalkeeper Rebekah Smith asked her team to be tough and chase the ball against Calvary. Her saves and a critical offside error by Calvary kept them scoreless.
Non-regional games can end in a tie.
Lady Panthers to date:
Feb. 11 vs. Toombs (won 4-0)
Feb. 14 vs. Calvary (lost 1-6)
Feb. 15 vs. Coffee Co. (lost 2-5)
Feb. 19 vs. Jenkins (lost 2-6)
Feb. 21 vs. Statesboro (tied 1-1)
Feb. 23 vs. Effingham (cancelled)
Feb. 29 vs. SE Bulloch (lost 2-5)
Mar. 1 vs. Fitzgerald (won 4-1)
Mar. 3 vs. Calvary (tied 0-0)

Men Panthers
The Panthers were hoping to carry the momentum from Friday’s victory over Southeast Bulloch (5-2) in to Saturday as they faced Fitzgerald. But Fitzgerald edged out a one-point lead to win 3-2. Panther coach Bryant Durham expressed enthusiasm that the Panthers are playing well and displaying good teamwork, despite the loss.
Not wanting to repeat the loss to Calvary earlier this season they kicked and fought to end on Monday. The game ended in a 1-1 tie at regulation.

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