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Spalding eliminates Lady Panthers

It was one and done for the hard-fighting Lady Panther soccer team.

The girls played their hearts out the whole season, chipping away at their Region 3-AAAA opponents and making it to the state playoffs.

The girls suffered a tough 10-0 loss Tuesday at Spalding High School in Griffin in the first round.

“Spalding is very skilled, fast and plays at a quick tempo,” Lady Panther coach Jarvis McArthur said. “They took control of the game early, scoring four goals in the first 10 minutes of play, and led 8-0 at the half.”

McArthur said the three weeks off prior to playing left his girls a little slow-footed from the start.

But he praised his team’s effort for a solid season.

“I am pleased that the girls had an opportunity to experience postseason play,” he said noting that he would lose five players to graduation.

“There were some bright spots this season, two of them being the improved play of junior Alexi Limer and sophomore newcomer Tia Anderson,” the coach said.

The Lady Panthers finished the year 5-8 overall and 2-2 in region play.


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