The Lafayette Christian School Cougars hosted Konos Academy from Fayetteville, GA in two thrilling soccer games last Thursday. The Lady Cougars took the field first, fighting back to an 8-7 score before time expired.
Playing through the bitter cold on their home field, the Cougars found themselves down early. Fierce determination and skillful playing brought Lafayette back into the game, as the Lady Cougars tied Konos 4-4 at the half.
Coming off their strong first-half showing, the Lafayette girls team regrouped and continued to dominate. The Lady Cougars soon shot to a 6-4 advantage over their foes.
The lead, however, was short-lived. Though the Lafayette team played hard, they faced a talented Konos squad that was able to edge back ahead. And while the Cougars battled back to put themselves close to a win, they couldn’t beat the clock. As the girls team attempted to play their way down the field, time ran out.
Though the Lady Cougars didn’t come away with the victory, their strong performance earned praise from their coach.
“No complaints,” head coach Shannon Powell said after the game in reference to his team’s fighting spirit. “We managed to tie the game at half … and kept the game close. They played well.”
The Lafayette Christian School boys soccer team took to the field next. Showing superior talent and athleticism, the boys avenged their sister team with a dominant 3-0 win over Konos.
The season continues for the varsity boys team on Monday, March 12th. The Cougars will host Griffin Christian at the Lafayette Christian School athletic complex at 5:00 PM. The Lady Cougars will have their next game Tuesday, March 20th. Lafayette girls soccer will face off against Central in regional play in another home game at 5:00 PM.
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