The Long County High School soccer teams swept Vidalia on Tuesday in Ludowici for the second time this year.
In the boys’ game, Vidalia took a 1-0 lead in at the half, but, led by Alberto Nevarez’s three scores, the Blue Tide posted four goals in the second half to win, 4-1. Luis Perez also scored a late goal for Long County.
LCHS head coach Paul Austin said that despite being down at the half he or his team did not panic.
“We refocused and I told them to just have fun. We play better when we have fun … the entire team played better the second half,” he said.
Austin also praised his goalie, Chris Cummings.
Also Tuesday, the Lady Tide won handily, 6-2. Nakia Hunter and Alyssa Anderson each had two goals for LCHS. Megan Higgason and Katie Estill added one goal apiece.
“We really came out aggressive tonight by putting up four goals in the first half. Our defense continues to be stellar,” LCHS girls’ head coach Brian Todd.
With the wins, both Tide teams improved to 5-1 overall. In Region 2-AA games, the Blue Tide are 4-0 and the Lady Tide are 3-1.
Long County hosts Brunswick on Tuesday in nonregion action. The girls’ game starts at 5 p.m., and the boys’ game follows.