Middle school soccer

Colquitt County middle school player Abrahm Sanchez (23) passes the ball as Alex Romulo heads up the field. The Packers defeated Hahira 3-1 on Wednesday at Packer Park.

MOULTRIE — The Colquitt County middle school girls soccer team got a goal from Chloe Gould with 3:58 remaining to salvage a 4-4 tie against visiting Hahira on Wednesday at Packer Park.

And the middle school boys won 3-1 to raise their record to 8-1.

The Colquitt County teams have games at Thomasville on Monday and at home against Coffee on Wednesday before the South Georgia Athletic Conference tournament, which will be held March 27-28.

The Colquitt County boys, whose only loss was to Tift County by a 4-3 score on March 5, could finish as the No. 2 seed in the tournament.

The Colquitt County girls, who have losses to Tift County and Pine Grove and a tie with Hahira, are hoping for a No. 3 tournament seed.

The middle school girls trailed 1-0 but battled back to lead 2-1 at the half. But it was back-and-fourth the rest of the way.

Ragan Harden tied the game at 1-1 on a goal with 8:58 left in the first half.

Just under four minutes later, Mahalah Gonzalez scored to give the Lady Packers their first lead of the game.

In the second half, with 14:20 left in the game, Hahira got a breakaway to score and tie the game at 2-2.

Again, the Lady Packers took the lead at 3-2, this time when Daniella Brown rolled one past the Hahira keeper after getting the ball from Gould with 11:16 left in the game.

But at the 7:36 mark, Hahira took advantage of a defensive miscommunication and got one to roll slowly into the Packers net for a 3-3 tie.

Then, with 4:43 remaining, Hahira went ahead on a penalty kick that just eluded the outstretched hands of Lady Packers keeper Julia Warnock.

But less than a minute later, Gould fired one in from the right side and Lady Packers had the tie.

“We made some mistakes, but we capitalized on some of their mistakes too,” said Colquitt County coach Ashley Hill. “I thought we looked good in so many places.

“I was proud of the way we kept coming back today. I think we had more intensity in this game than in any other one this season.”

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