After losing their season opener, the Lady Seahawks girls soccer team have clipped off five consecutive wins, and now sit atop the district with a perfect 3-0 mark.
Highlighting their streak was a thrilling 1-0 win Tuesday night at the Mikel Clark Sports Complex in a non-district match-up against John Paul II, the team that had handed the Franklin County girls a 4-1 loss in Tallahassee in the season opener.
An assist from junior Gracyn Kirvin on a goal by junior Jessica Shields accounted for the lone score, as coach Kelli Wright’s squad was able to avenge its only loss this season.
In the Lady Seahawks’ home opener Friday night against the Baker Lady Gators, the team secured its third consecutive district match.
The Lady Seahawks did not wait long for their first goal of the match. Three minutes in, Shields served up a corner kick which senior Stephanie Marxsen put in the back of the net for her first goal of the season.
Shortly after, sophomore Katie Seger played a beautiful through ball to Kirvin for the second goal of the match.
Just before the half, Shields earned her second assist of the game on a pass to Kirvin, which gave the Lady Seahawks a 3-1 lead.
In the second half the Lady Seahawks put two more goals on the scoreboard. Shields served a corner kick which Kirvin found the back of the net again on a beautiful header. The final goal was scored on a great shot by Shields, to secure the 5-1 victory and the district lead.
Shields finished with one goal and three assists, and Kirvin had her second consecutive hat trick.
On Saturday, the Lady Seahawks traveled to Freeport to face the Lady Bulldogs, who are in the first year of a girls soccer program.
The Lady Seahawks were lead by multiple goal scorers. Seger, Kirvin, Shields and eighth grader Allie Kirvin netted two goals each, with all four of them also adding an assist, along with junior Brook Pittman.
This marked the first shutout for the Lady Seahawks. “It was an excellent day to play soccer and we started out slow but finished strong,” said Coach Kelli Wright.
The girls continued their busy schedule Wednesday night at West Gadsden, with the key match-up Friday night at home against district rival Rocky Bayou Christian, which is currently 1-1 in league play.
On Tuesday, the Lady Seahawks are home against Port St. Joe, looking for a sweep of their district match-ups, and then on Dec. 13, the team travels to Panama City to face Rutherford High School.