Prep soccer: Cathedral girls get win, boys fall
NATCHEZ — Paige Foster scored two goals and Maddy Christian had one goal as the Cathedral Lady Green Wave defeated the Terry Lady Bulldogs 3-2 Monday night in the season and home opener at D’Evereaux Stadium.
Cathedral went into this game against Class 6A Terry despite having its starting goalkeeper and one of its top defensive players out for another week. And one of them was making her return to the team after missing all of the 2011-2012 season with an injury.
“Kaylee Sanders and Ashley Sandel are out with concussions,” head coach Kate Ellard said. “Anna Margaret Foster did extremely well at goalkeeper. She’s usually on defense and offense. I was nervous putting her in there. But she’s really aggressive.”
Ellard also said her team fought hard to earn the victory.
“We did a really good job,” she said. “We have room for improvement. We have a couple of new players that have never played before in Mollie and Kimble Devening that really did well. We have a lot of eighth graders playing up. We have five girls that came over from cross country after their state meet last weekend.”
Ellard also said that the center defense players — Abby Brown, Mollie Devening and Zoe Flattmann — did an outstanding job.
The Lady Green Wave (1-0) host North Pike at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.
Terry boys 7, Cathedral 1
The Terry Bulldogs were just too much for an undermanned and less experienced Cathedral team as the Green Wave fell in their season opener Monday night.
Kyle Bradley scored Cathedral’s only goal of the game with an assist from Colton Webb on a 30-yard pass.
“We played a really good, solid squad,” head coach Dennis Hogue said. “Terry has a deep bench and had some good passing. We have the equivalent of a JV squad with a bunch of eighth graders and some upperclassmen. Half of the guys are football players. They just got through playing Friday night. We haven’t had much time to work out the kinks. But we’ll be OK.”
The Green Wave (0-1) plays host to North Pike at 7 p.m. Friday.