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Lady Tigers win first region match of 2021 season

The Swainsboro High School Lady Tigers’ soccer team has won its first region game of the season, beating Woodville-Tompkins last Wednesday 5-0.

The girls, according to coach Chang Hua Lin, “came out strong, running on all cylinders.” The team set up many opportunities and scored 3 goals in the first half.

The second half was more evenly matched, but SHS was able to find the net for 2 more scores, making the final 5-0 versus Woodville.

Erin Hood led scoring with 2 goals and 1 assist. Hope Tant also had 2 goals while Crystal Hernandez rounded out the offensive effort with 1 goal and 1 assist.

The defense played well, allowing 0 goals for the first shutout of the year.

With the win, the girls moved to 2-3 on the season and 1-0 in region play.

The boys’ team fought hard and was down 1=2 for the first 20 minutes of the game. Top-ranked Woodville-Tompkins proved to have many offensive weapons, however, and finally ran away with the contest for an 11-1 win against Swainsboro.

Both teams then looked to its next set of matches against Vidalia on Friday, February 19. Those games were canceled due to weather and field conditions. Swainsboro and Vidalia’s soccer teams will instead face off March 4 with the girls’ match starting at 5 p.m. and the boys’ starting at 7 p.m.

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