Girls’ soccer team gets warmed up in tournament

Story by John David Goins, News editor

The girls’ varsity soccer team competed in a two-day tournament Jan. 19-20 in Athens, Texas. Out of the four games played during the tournament the girls won two, tied one and lost one. With this being the beginning of their season, they’re considering it a successful tournament.

“It’s good we got a loss in early, so we know that we don’t want that to happen again,” senior captain Kendal Rowe said. “It was a good tournament and I think we played well. It will be a good year.”

The first game the Lady Tigers played was against Terrell, ending in a 1-1 tie, with senior Alex Barlow making the goal.

Later, the team played Chapel Hill and dominated 6-0, with scorers including freshman Kelsi Allen, junior Ezry Martin, junior Rachel Lassitter, senior Dee Remmes and sophomore Caroline Byrd.

On Friday, varsity took on Palestine and won 1-0, with the point coming from Rowe off of a penalty kick.

The loss was against Kaufman in the quarter finals and the score was 0-1.

“I thought we did rather well, the last game we played with a lot of passion and heart in the second half, but we just couldn’t find the win,” junior captain Lyndsey Knotts said. “I’m proud of everyone though, and I thought it was great.”

The team will travel to Henderson on Tuesday for their next game.