NEWBERRY — The Newberry High School Lady Bulldogs varsity soccer team came away with a 4-2 victory against 3A Strom Thurmond at Mike Ware Field on the campus of Newberry High School last Thursday.
Early in the first half of play, Newberry forward Jackie Garcia got a pass from Hannah Carey and took the ball to the goal for a shot that went past the Strom Thurmond goalkeeper for her first goal of the evening. Late in the period Strom Thurmond was able to get through a stiff Newberry defense and tie the score.
The first half ended with a 1-1 tie. About a quarter of the way through the second period, a Strom Thurmond offensive player broke free and banked a ball into the goal. Down 2-1, Newberry had several shots on goal but were unsuccessful.
A little over half way in the second half of the game, Amelia Foster was able to get a foot on the ball in a scrum and push it to Jackie Garcia in front of the goal, scoring for the second time of the evening.
After a strong defensive stand, Itzel Espinoza worked her way toward the right post of the goal and found Jackie Garcia for her third goal of the contest. Newberry went into defensive posture as time was running down.
After a defensive steal by Dana Cornejo, Carolina Torres took a shot from the top of the arch that went over the Strom Thurmond goal keep’s head and into the goal for the fourth goal of the night.
Newberry is 2-1 on the regular season under first year coach and Newberry College graduate Emily Rhoades.
On Tuesday, the Lady Bulldogs varsity soccer team defeated Union County 4-2 in Union. The game was tied 2-2 in regulation. After two overtime periods ended scoreless, there was a five-on-five penalty kick period.
Newberry prevented Union County from scoring and the Lady Bulldogs scored two of their shots to bring home the win.
Newberry’s next game is March 24 at Fairfield Central.
The team consists of Hannah Carey, Karen Torres, Elayna Sorcia, Baylee Bouknight, Itzel Espinosa, Dana Cornejo, Marylee Brehmer, Sydney Diener, Kashayla Eidhelberger, Denissse Altamirano, Jackie Garcia, Yami Salas, Alejandra Martinez, Carolina Torres, Khadijah Caldwell, Amelia Foster McKenzie Holmes, Alia Hunter and Regena Sligh.