Nearing the end, Lions clash with Redhawks

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Troy Williams

After both the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams tied and lost in their most recent matches, the teams, hungry for competition, went out Tuesday ready to put up a fight. Hoping to bounce back, the athletes feel they did well communicating as a team.

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.”