WISE — The Lady Warriors played the Lady Generals Tuesday night and won 2-0 on a night when local youth soccer teams came to watch the Central teams play.
“Lee is always a difficult team to beat and one of the more underrated teams in our district,” midfielder Taylor Gentry said. “It was a really special game for us because the youth teams came to watch us, and that definitely motivated us to go out and play our hardest.”
As soon as the whistle blew, both teams were well organized and had a lot of precise passes. It was hard for either team to get a play going, as both defenses were solid.
Then with just under twenty-six minutes left in the first half, Lady Warriors’ forward Lauren Webb was able to sneak the ball past the goalie making the score 1-0. Lee was also able to take the ball onto Central’s side of the field several times but goalie Caitlynn Maggard was ready and had seven saves in the shutout.
Lee kept pushing hard but the Lady Warriors’ defense was motivated and determined to get the shut out. As soon as the second half began, Taylor Gentry was able to get the team another goal making the score 2-0.
In the boys’ game, the Warriors earned their first win of the season with a score of 4-1 with goals from Angus Greene, Lucas Coffey, Ashar Khan and Joseph Collins.
The game started off quickly on both sides of the ball. But the Warriors dominated on offense. By the end of the game, they had a combined 19 shots on goal.
Central was able to pass several through balls and run them down the sidelines. “We pieced together passes extremely well and found the back of the net,” Collins said.
Coffey and Khan were able to get their goals in within the first 40 minutes allowing the Warriors to take a 2-0 lead into halftime.
After the Warriors committed a penalty in the box, the Generals were given a penalty kick. They converted to make the score 2-1.
Seniors Greene and Collins would not be outdone, however, as each scored a goal to give the Warriors the win.
This would be Collins’s first goal of the season.
“It was a quality win for us especially on youth night and in front of our home crowd,” Collins said.