Swainsboro High School soccer off to terrific start
by Whitley Clifton | February 28, 2019 10:14 am
by HALEI LAMB
In just its fourth year, Swainsboro High School’s soccer program is on the rise.
The girls are currently 3-0 in Region 2-AA and 6-1 on the season just four weeks into play. The boys, however, are 2-2-1 overall and though their record may be as sharp, a recent overtime victory says they, too, are headed in the right direction.
The Lady Tigers opened the season January 31 at Treutlen and beat the Vikings 5-2. They traveled to Bacon County on February 5 and picked up their first region win, 8-1. Swainsboro’s first home game was February 8 and the Lady Tigers whooped Woodville-Tompkins 10-0 for their second region victory.
Their lone loss thus far came February 12 against Bleckley County. The Royals won 5-1, but the Lady Tigers came back strong two days later with a sweet win against Portal on Valentine’s Day 8-0.
February 19 set up a rematch between Swainsboro and Treutlen, and the Vikings again fell victim to the Lady Tigers’ powerful offense and stifling defense, losing 4-0.
Swainsboro’s most recent game was against their closest game yet. They hit the road and took on Metter last Thursday, and the Lady Tigers from Swainsboro came out on top 3-1 to pick up their third straight region win.
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