Madison County blanked Elbert County 3-0 last week, but it was a hard-fought win.
“Coming off of three strong and physical games against three of the top contending teams in our region, we just looked exhausted in the first half,” said Lady Raider coach Molly McCarty, whose squad improved to 2-5. “We weren’t connecting our passes and our touch was just off. However, theya pulled together, settled the ball, and put three of their 31 shots in the back of the net. The score could have easily been more but our shots were either at the keeper or to the side of the net.”
Madison County’s first goal came in the second half with 38:22 left to play. Alyssa Duncan placed a corner kick right in the six-yard box. Amber Wilbanks made a jumping header to put Madison County on the scoreboard. Emmie Fouche had two goals for the night with one of them assisted by Isabel Edwards. Kayla Harper and Emmie Fouche received Raider of the Game for their strong play in defense and offense. Chelsea Ford and Kim Cooper received the shutout in goal.
The Lady Raiders followed last week’s win with a 4-2 setback to Clarke Central at home Tuesday evening.
Madison County will host Loganville at 6 p.m. Friday.
“Friday night, another tough region opponent who has an amazing attack on the ball,” said McCarty. “The challenge will be stopping the speed and the crosses.”
McCarty said coaches are trying to reschedule the Banks Co. game that was postponed due to weather. The Lady Raiders will visit Cedar Shoals March 28 and Baldwin County March 30.
The junior varsity girls downed Clarke Central 1-0 Monday.
Gabby Rico scored the lone goal. Anna Butler received the shutout in goal. Overall, Coach Travis Moak was very pleased with the effort of the team. Everyone plays with the team attitude, coaches said. Their record is currently 4-2. They will finish up their season next week against Cedar Shoals.