The Bryan County girls’ soccer team won more games this year — six — than in the previous five years of the program combined. With a record of 6-6 they are guaranteed of making the Region 2-AA tournament.
“We have some outstanding players who have worked hard,” Coach Zyon Smiley said. “There are seven teams in the region, so we had to work hard to earn a playoff berth.”
The Redskins finished the regular season Friday with a 3-0 win against Bacon County, getting goals from Logan Scott, Allie Lamb and Alyssa Edwards. The top scorer for Bryan County is sophomore Sarah Coursey, with 19 goals.
Smiley also praised goalie Jailyn Morgan, a sophomore who had never played soccer before but has “raw talent.” Of Bryan County’s six wins, five were shutouts.
The rest of the team includes Tara Gollogly, Gena Saxon, Shelby Gunn, Taylor Flansburg, Calista Roach, Ashley Tyler, LeAnna Williams and Brittany Snow.
The Redskins now have to wait for other region teams to finish their seasons before they find out their next opponent.
After opening-round victories for the Richmond Hill girls’ and boys’ soccer teams last Tuesday in Region 3-AAAAA, both teams fell Friday night and will fight for third-place seeds tonight.
The girls lost to Camden County Friday on penalty kicks after goalie Bailey King was lost eight minutes into the game. Coach Steve Kollman said King had an MRI scheduled for Monday but will be out for at least a few weeks. They host Effingham County at 5:30 p.m. to determine the third and fourth seeds coming out of the region.
The boys were shutout 4-0 by Glynn Academy and play at 6 p.m. at Brunswick in the third/fourth place game.