Bradwell Institute hosted Richmond Hill and Liberty County High School played at Savannah Christian in soccer games but both local prep schools suffered losses Tuesday.
Playing on the road is difficult. And on Tuesday the cloudy weather, light drizzle and field still soaked from the previous day’s rain just made matters worse for the Panthers.
The Liberty girls were shutout 5-0 in the first match of the night.
“They have very skilled players at every position,” Lady Panther coach Jarvis McArthur said about the Riaders. “Despite starting the game with our best possible defensive formation, the Raiders scored two goals in less than ten minutes and led 3 – 0 at halftime.”
The coach said his team fought hard and limited Savannah Christian’s shots on goal in the second half.
“I was very pleased with the toughness of freshman goalkeeper Carmae Gumataotao, who made some good saves despite playing most of the game with an injured wrist,” McArthur said.
The Lady Panthers are now 3-6 overall and 2-2 in Region 3-AAAA.
The Panther boys took the field and fell 7-0. They are 0-9 and 0-4.
The Liberty teams will host Brantley County Friday with the boys playing first at 5 p.m. The girls’ game will immediately follow.
It is the Panthers’ senior night game.
Bradwell hosted Richmond Hill Tuesday on Olvey Field and despite big saves from goal keepers Christiana Eskridge and Reina Richardson the girls lost 7-0. The BI girls slip to 3-7 overall and 0-6 in Region 3-AAAAA.
In the boys’ game Tiger goal keeper Juan Sanchez slapped away shots and the Tiger defense kept the Wildcats from getting second shots on goal. But the Richmond Hill boys managed to knock in two for the 2-0 victory.
“Overall, I think my team played against them well,” Tiger boys’ coach Tom Oglesby said. “We had a goal keeping error which cost us a goal, and their second goal happened in the last five minutes because we were pushing numbers forward trying to get an equalizer.”
The Tiger boys are 2-7-2 overall and 0-7 in the region.
Bradwell plays at Effingham County High School Tuesday beginning with the girls’ game at 5 p.m.