MOULTRIE – The Colquitt County girls made all five of their penalty kicks and Sarah Matney made a save on one of Valdosta’s as the Lady Packers defeated the Lady Cats in a shootout on Friday at Packer Park.
The game was tied at 1-1 after 80 minutes of regulation play and two five-minute overtime periods.
But Taylor Page, Amber Kling, Diana Durham, Aubrey Norris and Wesley Ann Rice converted their kicks and Matney turned away a Lady Cats attempt to help give the Lady Packers their first Region 1-AAAAAA victory of the season.
The Colquitt girls are now 10-4 overall and 1-3 in the region. The win was the team’s third in a row.
“It’s crummy to play all that time and then lose, so we were pleased with how it came out,” coach Trey Jones. “The girls played great. Maybe this will give us a little momentum going into our game against Tifton next week.”
Page scored the Lady Packers goal in the first half with the assist going to Kling.
The Lady Packers had six shots on goal and possessed the ball, but except for Page’s goal, “We were pulling the trigger, we just couldn’t find the back of the net,” Jones said.
Valdosta tied the game in the second half.
For the game, the Lady Packers out-shot Valdosta 25-9.
The Colquitt County girls will travel to Tifton to meet the Lady Devils at 6 p.m. next Friday
The Colquitt County boys completed the sweep with a 5-0 victory.
The Packers also hit the post four times, said assistant coach Eric Wingate.
Jose Moreno scored twice for the Packers
Garrett Moore, Jason Nunez and Jonathan Cruz scored the other goals.
The Packers are now 7-6-1 and 1-3 in the region as they prepare to meet Tift County.