The Colquitt County boys and girls soccer teams went on the road to Coffee on Tuesday and both came back with their first Region 1-AAAAA victories of the season.
And both broke three-match losing streaks in the process.
“We unleashed the horses,” said Colquitt County boys coach Mell Wier after his team’s 2-0 victory. “We shook up the lineup and shook up the formations and finally played two halves.”
The first half ended in a 0-0 tie, but 18 minutes into the second half, keeper Damien Bentley sent a long punt that bounced off the Coffee post and Bret Holden took the rebound and punched it in.
Two minutes later, Guillermo Torres scored the second goal with Holden assisting.
The Lady Packers scored their most goals of the season in their 5-0 victory.
Meagan May got the first goal 4:18 into the match when her shot hit the post and bounced into the net.
May assisted Alex Norris on the second goal and then scored again on a 1-on-1 and the Lady Packers led 3-0 at the half.
Madison Turner and Flor Ciniceros added second half goals. May got her second assist of the match on the Ciniceros goal.
“We platooned it tonight, switching things every 10 minutes and we looked good,” said coach Jimbo Jarvis. “I told the girls, we are talented. We just have to figure out where our people need to be.”
The Packers and Lady Packers are both 3-4-1 overall and 1-2 in the region and face TCC on Friday and Jackson on Saturday at Packer Park.