Lady Cougar Soccer 2-2 in region | Sports | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | March 30, 2017 5:00 pm
Last Updated: March 29, 2017 at 11:57 am
By CINDY CROSBY
The Lady Cougar Soccer team picked up a region win over Berkeley last Friday, after being shut out earlier in the week against a powerful Hilton Head team. Colleton County is now 6-2 overall and 2-2 in Region 8-AAAA.
Against Berkeley, Amber Warren and Faith Allen each scored two goals for the Lady Cougars, while Heather Dowd added one of her own. Colleton County’s breakthrough goal came in the 10th minute from a set play 25-yards out, when Warren lofted the ball into the upper ninety.
In the 15th minute, Allen scored from a Dowd assist and in the 20th minute, Dowd scored on an Allen assist. A foul against Berkeley gave the Lady Cougars their final goal, when a set play from 27-yards out by Amber Warren found the back of the net. Allen would score again in the 48th minute.Rachel Dandridge had 10 saves in the game, allowing Berkeley just one breakaway goal before the half in the 5-3 win.
“During practice this week, we worked on set plays, corner kicks and designed plays from throw-ins within our attacking third,” said Coach Danny Wiggins. “Friday night it all came together as we came out strong against Berkeley, keeping possession and combining passes well. I told them we needed to score early and often to set the tone, and we did just that.”
“Every player stepped up and played extremely well and our team chemistry is growing stronger every game,” said Wiggins. “Amiyah Robinson literally was working every player on the field at attacking center midfield. She was key in allowing us to keep possession and create attacks. Samantha Calcutt helped us control the pace of the game from the back. Strong play was recorded by Karis Thomas, Daryn Hooker and Calcutt.”
Colleton County was scheduled to host region opponent Stall Tuesday March 28 before traveling to Cane Bay Thursday March 30 to begin the second half of its region schedule.