East Coweta sweeps New­ton

The Covington News - - Sports - BRYAN FAZIO Sports Ed­i­tor

The New­ton girls’ soc­cer team con­tin­ues to strug­gle, be­ing mercy ruled in its third game of the sea­son.

The Lady Rams fell to East Coweta 10-0 on Tues­day.

“That was one of the games I ex­pected to lose,” New­ton coach Nilesh Pa­tel said. They have mer­cied ev­ery­body in the re­gion.”

East Coweta is on a roll as of late win­ning four of its last five by 10 goals. The other vic­tory was an 8-0 win over Ma­ri­etta. East Coweta has won eight straight, in­clud­ing an­oth- er 10-0 win over West­lake to start the streak.

The Lady Rams were look­ing to avoid an­other 10-goal stop­page on Tues­day but fell just shy late in the sec­ond half.

“My goal was to last the whole game,” Pa­tel said. “I think we missed it by 11 min­utes.”

New­ton has had a goal­keeper bat­tle through­out the sea­son, and once again both played against East Coweta.

“Our de­fense gave it a shot,” Pa­tel said. “We have two good de­fend­ers but they can’t con­trol the whole field.”

New­ton has six games

left, and Pa­tel hopes the Lady Rams can win at least half.

“Our goal right now is to win at least three or four out of those,” Pa­tel said. “Those are the ones we can win, they’re against sim­i­lar schools.”

The New­ton boys’ team also fell to East Coweta 90 on Tues­day.

It was the sec­ond straight loss and third in the last four matches for the Rams (9-3, 4-1).

The Rams have been shutout three times this sea­son, fall­ing 1-0 to Stephen­son on March 14 and 3-0 to New­nan March 8.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.