Lady Tigers beat Portal

Since last week’s report about Swainsboro High School’s victorious soccer season opener versus Treutlen, the Lady Tigers have picked up a second win. Coach Chang Hua Lin is especially proud of this one, given it came amid a demanding three contests in four short days.

Swainsboro faced off against Portal last Tuesday, winning against a talented program that qualified for the Elite 8 last year. This contest, Lin explained, was a “battle from the start.” A number of missed opportunities kept the score knotted at 0 going into the half. The second half would be the difference-maker as Swainsboro managed an early lead after the break with a goal by Alexis Ray.

The Lady Panthers fought back and equalized with less than 10 minutes left in the game, and regulation ended in a 1–1 tie. Penalty kicks were intense, and Swainsbro pulled out a 5–4 win in PKs.

The Tigers fought hard but fell 7–1.

Sore and worn out, the varsity girls then took on the Bleckley County Lady Royals. Tired legs plagued Swainsboro, who lost 8–1 and moved to 2–1 on the season. The Lady Tigers’ lone goal was scored by Hope Tant.

The boys lost as well, 9–1, moving to 0–2 on the year.

Swainsboro took on Jefferson County at home on Tuesday, but results were unavailable at press time. Look for these results in a future edition of this publication.

Following the match-up against Jefferson County, Swainsboro looks to a challenging three games on the road in Dublin on February 8, Portal on February 10, and Woodville-Tompkins on February 15.

All games begin at 5 p.m.

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