The East Jackson Lady Eagle soccer team fell to 0-3 last week after dropping two non-region games.
On Friday, East Jackson traveled to Athens Academy for a contest with the Lady Spartans.
The Eagles fell 5-3, but head coach Ruth Wilson said she was pleased with how her team performed against “the toughest team they’ve played this season.”
“We played very well,” said Wilson, noting the position changes she made after the Eagles’ last loss. “Athens Academy has a player that will be playing for UGA and she proved why she will be playing D1. Unfortunately, in the end we did not come out on top. The team played well, things worked on the field, and we were able to make some really great plays. Seeing that and the improvements that were made from the Winder-Barrow game, I am looking forward to a great season.”
The previous Tuesday, the Eagles fell to Winder-Barrow 3-0 on the road.
“The first leg of the season had been rough,” said Wilson. “Not getting to play or practice because of the weather and playing some pretty tough teams had the team feeling down. But, with some positions and formation changes, things are looking up. It always takes a little bit of time to get the team working together. Now that team has come together, we are excited to get the things moving along.”
UPDATE: East Jackson defeated Elbert County 1-0 on Tuesday.
East Jackson will travel to Hart County on Friday for a tilt with the Bulldogs.