The Madison County girls’ 6-0 dismantling of Rockdale County marked a milestone Tuesday.
“It is the first time in Madison County girls soccer that a Rockdale County team was beat,” said Lady Raider head coach Molly McCarty. “This was our driving force going into the game last night. To be the first team to ever beat them. We never backed down on them last night. The ball was on their side of the field 90 percent of the time.”
McCarty said she was able to play everyone on the bench. Kim Cooper and Chelsea Ford recorded the shutout at goalie. Alyssa Duncan received “Raider of the Game” for her outstanding play onoffense and defense.
“Everywhere the ball was, Alyssa was either on it or near it,” said McCarty.
The Lady Raiders played in a downpour the second half but that just motivated the girls more, the coach said.
“They had fun and received the win for a region game,” said McCarty.
Amber Wilbanks recorded the first goal of the season. She had two on the night.
Alex Nash, center midfielder, recorded two goals as well.
Victoria Tiller and Isabel Edwards both had goals.
Those assisting goals were Emmie Fouch, Jessie Graham, and Sydney Jacobs, with two, both off crosses.
Friday night’s game
On Friday, Feb. 24, the girls fell to East Jackson 2-0.
“However, after some adjustments, we shut East Jackson down the second half,” said McCarty. “We recorded 11 shots on goal but unfortunately, they didn’t make it to the back of the net. Alex Nash and Candice Hammond received ‘Raider of the Game’ for their outstanding effort and play.”
Madison County will travel to Banks County at 5:30 p.m. Friday, then visit Salem at 6 p.m. Tuesday, before hosting Heritage at 6 p.m. March 8.
Madison County Middle School girls soccer team has won all games they have played this season including last night in Hartwell making this their seventh win in a row. Congratulations to our county schools soccer teams.