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SVA holds off Lady Tide
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The Long County Lady Blue Tide soccer team is in the midst of one of their best seasons in team history. They hosted the St. Vincent’s Saints on Thursday that the Saints took 2-1 in a great defensive game.

In the past, the Lady Tide had never gotten within four goals of beating the Saints, but this season has been different for multiple reasons. In the first half, though, it seemed the Saints had another easy win in sight, scoring twice in the first 17 minutes..

In the 33rd minute, the Lady Tide got on the board. Off a corner kick, leading scorer Jersi Lester blasted a shot off a Saints leg and into the net to make the score 2-1 at the half.

Neither team scored in the second half, but there were several close calls for the Lady Tide. In the 50th minute, Lester got another look on the goal, but the shot was just wide right and it banged off the right pole.

University of South Carolina-Beaufort commit Ciazia Powe also had a few looks, including one in the 68th minute on a free kick from near midfield that was just off the foot of a Saint and rolled out to a corner kick.

Macey Higgason took that corner and banged a shot off the crossbar. That miss was almost bumped in by Lester but was saved by the keeper.

Leora Hyde was big in goal after the first 20 minutes of the game as she recorded nine saves in the first half and four in the second, where the Lady Tide did not allow many shots at all by the Saints.

With the loss, the Lady Tide fall to 11-2 on the season and fall to 2-2 in the region.

With St. Vincent’s being an all-girls school, the boys traveled to Savannah to take on Woodville-Tompkins in a non-region game.

They won 1-0 for their third straight win and sixth win since losing to Tattnall County on February 16. Chris Contreras scored the lone goal of the night. 

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