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Six wins, six shutouts for Lady Wildcats
by Ericka Birdsong
ebirdsong@neighbornewspapers.com
March 20, 2013 10:25 AM | 866 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Woodland’s Abby Wheelis kicks the ball during a recent practice.
Woodland’s Abby Wheelis kicks the ball during a recent practice.
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The girls’ soccer team at Woodland was 6-2 last week, starting the season with a five-game win streak and no goals scored against them in their victories.

“In all of our wins for the most part we have played hard, smart and together,” said head coach Kyle Morgan.

Even though the team was able to defeat its first five opponents Morgan said he was not satisfied with how the girls played.

“Our team is playing OK right now. We still have lots of room for improvement. We are pleased with some of our early success, but not satisfied. We hope to continue to get better as we get deeper into our region schedule,” Morgan said.

The Lady Wildcats suffered two losses, games six and seven, against North Cobb 2-1, and East Paulding, 3-1. Morgan said he hopes his team can learn from mistakes made in these games which cost them the wins.

“In both of our losses we were really slow getting started. In addition, both teams were pretty good and when we made mistakes they made us pay for them,” Morgan said.

This season, the team is led by its four seniors — Amber Fuller, Sara Garrett, Emily Moore and Hailie Parshall.

According to Morgan, each of these seniors has played a big role on the team since their freshman year and is finishing their high school careers strongly.

“They are all captains this year and work hard each day in practice and games. They also are all honor roll students and are people that the underclassmen can look up to both on and off the field,” said Morgan.

While the seniors do serve as the leaders on the team and do make a major impact, Morgan made it clear there are players throughout the entire roster that are putting in work for the team and contributing to its success.

“The team is unselfish and [they] play for one another. We have a good mix of both upperclassmen and underclassmen that are coming together as one unit. We have players that play heavy minutes from all four classes,” he said.
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