Nearing the end, Lions clash with Redhawks


Troy Williams

Boys’ and girls’ soccer kick off their season on Tuesday with matchups against Princeton for the girls and Little Elm for the boys. The teams are using these pre district games as preparation for their competition further in the season.

Haley Ward, Sports Reporter

The Redhawk soccer teams faced the Reedy Lions on Tuesday in District 9-5A matchups, where they left the field with mixed results.

The girls improved from their loss earlier in the season to Reedy, when they tied with the Lions 3-3 on Tuesday.

“I think we played well, we just couldn’t hold on to the lead at the end,” junior Mckenna Clerkin said. “We are looking at film and seeing we’re we can improve in all aspects of the game.”

The boys sufferent their second loss, as fourth place Reedy shut them out 3-0.

“Really what it came down to is collectively as a group, we didn’t do the simple things right,” head coach Evan McGee said. “We weren’t crisp on our first touch, we weren’t crisp on our passing. We weren’t able to keep the ball as well as we usually do, which is a large part of our game.”

According to McGee, the boys made small mistakes that allowed the Lions to pull ahead.

“We kind of just gave it away too easily,” McGee said. “Their first goal was kind of an unfortunate PK. Their second goal was a counter attack where we just made a defensive error, and the third one was just not good marking. Poor marking on a set piece.”