The Lady Tigers easily handled Gordon Central Thursday at home as they won 7-0, despite the poor weather.
“We played very well,” Adairsville assistant coach Lance Hall said. “Part of it is, several of our girls are on the national champion JROTC Raiders and they’re used to the mud, rain and cold. They were on the field before the game running and sliding in the mud. They were begging us not to cancel the game. This is our kind of weather.”
Katie Lawhorn scored first in the sixth minute off an assist by Victoria Davis. Haley Pittman added a goal in the 13th minute on an assist from fullback Blake Chagnon.
In the 16th minute, Lawhorn scored her second goal off a Pittman assist. In the 26th minute, Lawhorn completed the hat trick on an assisted by goal by Sydney Sumners. It is Lawhorn’s first career varsity hat trick.
Davis then added the fifth goal of the first half off an assist by Ansley Leker.
In the second half, Pittman scored a goal in the 58th minute on an assist from Natalie Sanchez. Katelyn Honea scored the seventh and final goal for the Lady Tigers in the 75th minute on the second assist of the game for Sumners.
Keeper Amber Litterell recorded the shutout behind strong defense.
“I have to give a shout out to Cherish Lowery and Blake Chagnon,” Hall said. “They are two senior fullbacks and they totally shutdown Gordon Central. They have been playing lights-out so far this season. Our offense is scoring because our fullbacks are playing so well.”
Adairsville is now 6-0, 4-0 in Region 5-AAA and will play its next game Saturday back home at Tiger Valley against Ringgold.