The Lady Seahawks, fresh from their season-opening district win over Rocky Bayou, traveled to district rival Port St Joe Tuesday night, and made it two in a row.
The Lady Seahawks found themselves trailing 1-0 at the first water break, but that changed quickly when sophomore forward Katie Seger served up a great ball to junior midfielder Gracyn Kirvin to bring the game to a 1-1 tie at halftime.
The Lady Seahawks, under the direction of coach Kelli Wright, came out with a charge in the second half. Junior forward Jessica Shields shot a beautiful shot 20 yards from the goal that rebounded off the crossbar, and Kirvin netted her second goal of the game off the rebound to give the Lady Seahawks a 2-1 lead.
“They continued their tenacious play all over the field,” said Wright.
Five minutes later the Lady Seahawks struck again with another goal, when Shields assisted Kirvin for her third goal of the game to extend the lead to 3-1. She now has five goals in district play with a total of six on the season.
With 10 minutes left in the game, eight grade forward Allie Kirvin scored her first goal of the season off a cross from junior midfielder Adriana Reeder. That gave the Lady Seahawks a 4-1 lead which they never relinquished.
Wright said a strong defensive effort, anchored by first year player junior sweeper Ally Millender, along with junior halfback Deborah Dempsey, junior Adriana Reeder, and sophomore forward Katie Seger shut out the Lady Tiger Sharks in the second half.
Sophomore goalkeeper Macey Hunt had another great performance with 11 saves. "I thought we responded well in the second half after being down 1-0,” said Wright. “They passed the ball well in the first half and had us on our heels.
"Jessica Shields continues to create scoring opportunities for our team with her excellent play. Gracyn Kirvin keeps making the most of her scoring opportunities," said the coach. “Our defense is beginning to communicate better and play well together. The younger players are also stepping up and contributing. It's been a whole team effort.”
Other members of the team include senior midfielders Karli Tucker and Stephanie Marxsen, junior midfielder Brook Pittman, junior fullback Laura Gallegos, sophomore midfielder Erin Riley, freshman midfielder Jessica Schmidt, freshman forward Kitana Peralta, eighth grade forward Allie Zingarelli and seventh grade midfielder Sophie Kirvin.
The Lady Seahawks now face a grueling stretch in their schedule, as they travel to West Gadsden today, and are at home Friday night, Nov. 30 against Baker.
On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Lady Seahawks travel to Freeport, and then on Tuesday, Dec. 4 host John Paul II. On Wednesday, Dec. 5, the girls host Rickards.