Special to the Maroon Devils Network – The Lady Devils soccer team opened up their season with a rainy game at Tallulah Falls. With the wet field it made for a high scoring game. Just four minutes into the game the Lady Devils got on the scoreboard with a goal from Sophomore Jade Henry with the assist going to Senior Dhruti Senghani. Four minutes later Tallulah Falls would tie the game 1-1. Thirteen minutes into the game, Swain goalkeeper, Junior Maddie Lay, would get a knee to the head and would be out for the remainder of the game. Senior Hope Long would take over in goal for the remainder of the half. Tallulah Falls would score 2 more goals putting them up 3-1 at the half.
Freshman RJ Radford would start the second half in goal for Swain. Five minutes into the half Sophomore Kaylee Simmons would add a goal off a pass from Junior Isabelle Green bringing the score to 3-2. Two minutes later Tallulah would score again making the score 4-2. Continuing the see saw battle, Simmons would add another goal three minutes later off a pass from Junior Bri Ross. Tallulah would answer once again. Green scored two minutes later off a pass from Henry making the score 5-4 Tallulah. Tallulah would score again putting their lead back to two goals. Simmons would get her hat trick five minutes later off a pass from Sophomore Emily Ulaner. Tallulah would answer once more. With four minutes left in the game Simmons would add one more goal giving her four goals for the night. Junior Kate Poss would get the assist. The final score for the game would be 7-6 Tallulah Falls.
On defense, Poss would lead the way with 19 clears/steals. Ross added 12 followed by Senior Rebecca Duncan and Senior Peyton Hines each with 11. “The girls played hard throughout the game. Each time Tallulah Falls would score they did not put their heads down. They played all the way to the final three whistles.” said Head Coach Scott Cline. “This season we have a few players playing multiple positions and some playing positions they are not used to. They are adjusting well to the changes.”