The Bradwell Institute girls soccer team lost to Savannah Arts Academy, 2-0, in a shootout Friday night after a 2-2 tie during overtime. The boys team made up for a lackluster defensive first half to nab a 3-2 victory.
Savannah Arts Academy 4,
Lady Tigers 2
Bradwell tied the game when Allison Burrell scored at the 22- minute mark in the first half.
Savannah Arts continued to move the ball well, but Lady Tigers goalie Bekkah Smith blocked back-to-back shots with four minutes left in the half.
Lady Tiger Emily Newnan kicked a shot that sailed just over the reach of the Savannah Arts goalkeeper and into the net, giving Bradwell a 2-1 lead going into the half.
"The girls competed at the highest level tonight and I am really proud of them," Lady Tigers coach Adam Bryie said.Savannah Arts tied up the game 2-2 with a goal early in the second half. Both teams continued to move the ball
and create scoring opportunities.
The game went into overtime and neither team scored, which set up the shootout.
Savannah Arts was able to put in two goals during the shootout for the win.
Despite the loss, Bryie was complimentary of his team’s performance.
"Tonight was a total team effort. Our bench was cheering and our on-field hustle allows us to make up for skill," the coach said.
Bradwell fell to 5-3 after the loss but has a chance at redemption in the region next week.
The Lady Tigers face Jenkins, Savannah Arts and Camden next week.
Bradwell 3, Savannah Arts Academy 2
Savannah Arts took a quick 1-0 lead, scoring in the early minutes of the first half.
Bradwell’s David Miller kicked a ball from the corner and Ethan Ewing found the ball off a ricochet, scoring the Tigers first goal and tying the game at 1.
Savannah Arts continued to exploit the Tigers’ defense throughout the first half, taking six shots on goal.
Bradwell was flagged with a penalty at the 11-minute mark and Savannah Arts scored off of a penalty kick to go up 2-1.
The Tigers got a free kick in the final minutes of the half, and Savannah Arts got a penalty for a handball in the box, setting up a Bradwell penalty kick.
Miller scored the Tigers’ second goal, slicing the penalty kick past the Savannah Arts goalie into the right corner of the net.
The Tigers stepped up their defense after the first half, but Savannah Arts continued to fire shots at Bradwell’s goal.
In the final minutes of the game, Bradwell scored the winning goal off of a free kick. Shane Smith booted a free kick that Chris Lewis received and scored for the Tigers winning goal.
"Tonight we played well with a lot of heart and effort," Tiger soccer coach Tommy Oglesby said.
Oglesby noted the effort of his keeper, Michael Subject, who stopped 10 Savannah Arts shots on goal.
According to Oglesby, the Tigers will be able to build on Friday night’s win.
"We are going to continue working on passing the ball and letting the ball do the work," the coach said.
Bradwell moved to 7-3 with the win and they now face a tough week in the region.
The Tigers face Jenkins, Savannah Arts and will travel to Camden on Friday.