Lady Warriors get their (penalty) kicks in Ring­gold

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said. “I told the girls (Wed­nes­day) morn­ing who the five shoot­ers were go­ing be so they could go ahead, pre­pare them­selves and get ready.

“Re­becca man­aged to get a piece of two of them and they hit off the post. We’ve had bad luck all sea­son. We fi­nally got some good luck to­day and it got us a win.”

LFO boys 4, Ring­gold 1

There would be no such drama in the boys’ match as the Warriors scored the first four goals of the evening and se­cured their elu­sive

first vic­tory of the year.

Ethan Wof­ford broke through less than two min­utes af­ter the open­ing whis­tle. His ini­tial shot was knocked down by Tiger keeper Bryce Wat­son, but Wof­ford was able to get his head on the re­bound to give the Warriors the early lead.

In the 20th minute, with LFO on the coun­ter­at­tack, a shot by Bryan Cas­tro was once again de­flected. How­ever, Is­rael Gali­cia came charg­ing into the box to re­di­rect the re­bound and give his team a two-goal ad­van­tage that it would take into half­time.

Ring­gold missed two chance to tie the match in the first 10 min­utes of the sec­ond half. A shot went just wide of the net in the 44th minute and LFO keeper Kameron Hardin came up big to stop a penalty kick in the 49th minute.

An own goal by Ring­gold three min­utes later gave the Warriors a lit­tle ex­tra breath­ing room and, fol­low­ing a hand-ball call with seven min­utes left, Cas­tro showed his skill by send­ing a 25-yard free kick around the Tiger de­fen­sive wall and into the side of the net for LFO’s fi­nal tally.

Gar­rett Davis would fi­nally get Ring­gold on the board in the clos­ing se­conds as he volleyed in a blast from 12 yards out to spoil the shutout bid.

Hardin had three saves on the night, in­clud­ing the penalty stop, while Wat­son came up with 11 saves for the Blue-and-White.

LFO loses at Adairsville

The Warriors and Lady Warriors couldn’t fol­low up on their wins over Ring­gold as they dropped a pair of road matches at Adairsville on Thurs­day.

Caitlin McMunn had the lone goal for the Lady Warriors (3-8, 2-6) in a 5-1 loss to the Lady Tigers. Mean­while, Adairsville’s boys dou­bled up LFO, 6-3. Gali­cia, Cas­tro and Erik Martinez found the net for the Warriors.

Warriors, Lady Warriors rout Rebels

The LFO boys’ soc­cer team re­bounded from Thurs­day’s loss with their big­gest scor­ing out­put of the sea­son in a 7-0 home win over Har­al­son County on Fri­day.

Gali­cia knocked in four goals for the Warriors (2-10, 2-7). Cas­tro scored twice and Ar­mando Martinez found the net once as the Red-and-White pitched the shutout.

In the girls’ match, Syd­ney Moss scored twice, while Chelsey Lind­say, Alyssa Lev­er­rett and Hope LaFerry each had one goal in a 5-0 vic­tory.

Re­becca Leggett and Jada Smith com­bined for the clean sheet in goal to send LFO to 4-8 over­all and 3-6 in re­gion play.

Ring­gold’s Rachel Beard (2) steals the ball and sprints past LFO’s Faith Jones dur­ing one of the over­time ses­sions of last week’s match. (Ca­toosa County News photo/Scott Herpst) (above)

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