With its offense unable to convert scoring opportunities, the Madison County girls’ soccer team lost to Winder-Barrow 4-0 Monday, finishing the season at 3-11-2.
“We had some very good chances, but we could not capitalize on any of them,” interim coach Trent Wilkes said. “It’s a tough loss for the final game of the season, especially for our seniors, but we have some talented players returning and are looking forward to next year.”
Wilkes took over for Susanna Hawley during the final stretch of the season. Hawley is on maternity leave.
“I was very proud of the way the girls played while I had the opportunity to coach them,” Wilkes said.
The seniors at least won their final home game three days earlier, beating winless Cedar Shoals 3-1 in Danielsville Friday. The teams got the game in just before storms pounded the county.
Danielle Kindley, Maria Desjardines and Erin Gibson each scored goals as the Lady Raiders snapped a two-game scoreless streak.
“The girls played very well,” Wilkes said. “They strung some great combinations of passes together and were really trying to win every loose ball.”
Prior to the Cedar Shoals win, Madison County hadn’t scored since a 1-1 tie with Jefferson March 24. Following a long layoff for spring break, the Lady Raiders returned from hiatus to lose by a combined 14-0 margin to Apalachee and Loganville.
But the Lady Raiders played a “very determined game” on senior night, according to Wilkes.
“It was a great way to end the home season for the seniors,” he said.