The Madison County girls’ soccer team (2-8-2) scored over twice as many goals in one afternoon as it had all season in laying the wood to Elbert County last Friday.
The Lady Raiders won 7-2, snapping a three-game losing skid.
“It was certainly nice to win for once,” coach Susanna Hawley said.
The onslaught of goals was a welcomed sight for the Lady Raiders. The victory came on the heels of three shutout losses by an aggregate 16-0 score. Madison County had scored just three goals all season going into the game.
However, Jessie Cunningham helped change that, scoring three goals followed by Abby Atkinson, Renee Ellisor, Danielle Kindley and Jenna Jansen who each added one.
With the game in hand, Madison County put goalie Morgan Pierce in the field for the final 15 minutes, “which she enjoyed as a change of pace from previous games of being constantly under fire with shots,” Hawley said.
Madison County hoped for a second-straight win when it faced Jefferson Tuesday, but the Lady Raiders again tied the Lady Dragons.
A flat start led to an early 1-0 deficit, but Madison County rebounded to tie the game off a direct kick just outside their box, served in by Maria DesJardines and put in the net by Jenna Jansen.