Injuries and missed opportunities—that’s what Chang Hua Lin, head coach of Swainsboro High’s girls soccer program, attributes last week’s losses to.
The Lady Tigers traveled to Jeff Davis High School on Tuesday, February 22, and fell to the Yellow Jackets 7–1.
“We were short-handed due to injuries, and we had a number of kids out,” Lin said. “Jeff Davis was a tough team, too.”
Erin Hood is credited for Swainsboro’s lone goal against Jeff Davis. With the loss, the girls moved to 5–3 on the year and 1–2 in region play.
That Friday, February 25, Swainsboro took on Bacon County at Tiger Field and lost a close match-up.
Again, “too many missed opportunities” and “too many injuries” culminated in an unfortunate Swainsboro loss. The game, however, was a battle to the finish.
Bacon led at the half 1–0, but the Lady Tigers would equalize early in the second half. The Lady Raiders scored the final goal with less than 10 minutes left in the game. Swainsboro had a chance to tie it up with less than 45 seconds left, but the shot hit the post and the score was 2–1 as time ran out.
Jocie Hendrix scored the Lady Tigers’ one and only goal that afternoon.
Swainsboro’s record moved to 5–4 on the season and 1–3 in region with the loss.
The boys team took on both Jeff Davis and Bacon County as well, falling 2–0 and 10–0 despite their best effort.
On the schedule this week for Swainsboro are an away game at East Laurens and a home game versus Toombs County. Both games begin at 5 p.m. Look for updates next week.