Lady War­riors end sea­son at Lump­kin County


The Lake­view-Fort Oglethorpe girls’ soc­cer team ended a stel­lar sea­son on Fri­day fol­low­ing a 5-0 loss at Lump­kin County in the Class AAA state quar­ter­fi­nals.

The War­riors – who de­feated Wash­ing­ton County 9-0 to ad­vance to the third round for the first time in school his­tory – drove two hours to face a 72-minute weather de­lay.

How­ever, LFO head coach Traci McCracken said the eighth-ranked Lady In­di­ans (17-0-1) were the per­fect storm.

Ju­nior striker Alexis Sat­ter­field scored one of her four goals to in the 33rd minute de­spite a gutsy per­for­mance by LFO fresh­man Lind­sey Dun­ham. The No. 13th na­tion­ally ranked keeper (ranked No. 3 in in fresh­men with over 200 saves) fin­ished the game with 12 saves.

“The girls were dis­ap­pointed,” she said. “They wanted to go to the fi­nal four, but they were proud of they played.”

McCracken said wasn’t dis­ap­pointed with her team’s play and was proud of the Lady War­riors “grow­ing as play­ers and as a team.”

“It wasn’t a bad game,” she said. “We didn’t play ter­ri­ble. They didn’t have any su­per stand­out play­ers, but they’re a county school with play­ers that have played to­gether all their lives so they played very well to­gether and made good passes.”

McCracken said say­ing good­bye to her se­niors would be dif­fi­cult, but an­tic­i­pated an­other com­pet­i­tive sea­son next year with her ju­niors and large fresh­man class.

One of those play­ers is her daugh­ter, mid­fielder Abbi Mabry.

May­bry, who is cur­rently ranked no. 8 in the na­tion in as­sists and goals scored, said she was ex­tremely proud of her team’s ef­forts all sea­son.

“I’m very proud of our team and far we made it (in the state),” she said. “The re­la­tion­ships we’ve built over the years is more im­por­tant than any other stand­ing.”

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