Adairsville turned in its fifth shutout in eight attempts and defeated offensive-minded Coahulla Creek, 2-0, in high school soccer play on Thursday.
The Lady Tigers scored both of their goals in the second half.
“It was an awesome match,” assistant coach Lance Hall said. “Both sides played outstanding defense in the game.”
Emily Collum scored the Lady Tigers’ first goal in the game’s 46th minute, burying a cross deep in the net.
That score held up a long way into the second half.
In the 71st minute Kaitlyn Webster punched in the team’s second goal with an assist from Haley Pittman.
Hall said much of the game was played between the 18 yard lines of the two teams, adding the defensive intensity allowed Adairsville to turn away the scoring attempts by Coahulla Creek.
He said Coahulla Creek was a big challenge on Thursday.
“They have a good defense, and they’ve been scoring four or five goals per game, but our girls were able to shut them down,” Hall said.
He said Adairsville head coach David Sexauer made some personnel adjustments during halftime and they paid off with the second-half scores.
“Coach Sexauer put a few wrinkles in our lineup, moving a couple of players around to try to get a better matchup,” he said.
He said Havyn Isaac recorded six saves in goal to preserve the victory.
Hall praised the work of the Adairsville’s defensive players.
He said all four fullbacks made scoring tough on their opponent.
“Molly Carter, Ansley Leker, Emily Emmons and Macy Hufstetler all played lights out for us,” he said, “and shut down Coahulla Creek, which had been averaging four or five goals a game. I really can’t tell you. You had to see it.”
Adairsville improved to 8-0 overall with the victory and now is 2-0 in Region 6-AAA play.
Coahulla Creek fell to 3-2 with the loss.
Adairsville plays next Thursday when it hosts Murray County. The two are scheduled to start play at 5:30 p.m.