MOULTRIE – The Colquitt County girls soccer team will take a perfect record into its Tuesday Region 1-AAAAAA opener at Lee County after a 3-2 victory at Warner Robins on Friday.
And the Packers completed the non-region sweep with a 2-1 victory on a tie-breaking goal by Garrett Moore in the 63rd minute.
Lady Packers coach Trey Jones said his team did not play as well as it expected in the victory that raised its record to 7-0.
“We were off our game, but it was still a great learning experience because we can always get better and there is plenty more room for improvement,” Jones said. “We were able to add another win to the season because we are continuing to do the right things in practice, developing and competing each day and cultivating a champion mindset."
Aubrey Norris got the Lady Packers off to a 1-0 lead with a goal assisted by Christin Hunnicutt.
Warner Robins took advantage of a defensive mistake to tie the match at 1-1.
The Lady Packers regained the lead later in the first half when Wesley Ann Rice buried a penalty kick in the back of Warner Robins net.
In the second half, Ashlan Norris assisted Kali Summerlin’s goal and Colquitt was up 3-1.
Another defensive miscue allowed Warner Robins to score again, but the Lady Packers hung on for the victory.
Colquitt had 13 shots on goal. Keeper Sarah Matney had eight saves.
The Colquitt County boys completed the sweep with a win over the Demons in a game they trailed 1-0 at the half.
“They were the best team we have faced besides Thomasville so far this season,” said Colquitt County boys coach Jimbo Jarvis, whose team raised its record to 4-2-1.
The Packers were down 1-0 20 minutes into the match and the score stayed that way at the half.
“They have a really fast and tall striker and caused the ball from being played by our keeper Blayton Duncan,” Jarvis said.
But the Packers came out stronger and faster in the second half, Jarvis said.
“We beat them to the ball more and got in behind their defense a lot more often and created some great opportunities,” Jarvis said. “We finished the ball well tonight. We still had some occasions where we should have finished, but just missed.”
The Packers tied the game in the 47th minute on goal by Richard Alvarado, with the assist going to Garrett Moore.
Moore got the game-winner in the 63rd minute off an assist by Jose Moreno.
The goal was the team-leading fifth of the season for Moore.
“I’m really proud of the boys for coming from behind to win against such a good team,” Jarvis said.