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Lady Tigers suffer key injuries
by Ericka Birdsong
ebirdsong@neighbornewspapers.com
April 17, 2013 11:58 AM | 924 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Adairsville striker Cassidy Greene.
Adairsville striker Cassidy Greene.
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After a four-game losing streak, the Adairsville girls’ soccer team defeated Model 5-2 on April 9 putting them at 8-6 on the season overall and 6-6 in the region.

The losses to Gordon Central, Coahulla Creek and to Cartersville twice from March 19 to 28 made a big difference for the team as all were region matchups. Before the losses, they had a chance to catch Cartersville in the standings

“The team endured a four-game losing streak as they lost two key starters to injury and were affected by illness that plagued four other starters in a week with two key games,” said head coach David Sexauer.

With personnel issues on the field, the coaches were forced to make some adjustments to put players in the best positions for the team to win.

Having no games over their spring break, Sexauer said the girls were able to get healthy again and stay sharp with some light practices.

Following the break, the Lady Tigers faced off against Model — obtaining their first win since March 15.

Even though Adairsville was able to pull off the victory, Sexauer said his players got off to a slow start but were able to turn it around.

“The team started out a little sluggish after not playing at game speed for almost two weeks due to spring break. In the second half against Model the team exploded with three goals in a 10-minute span,” Sexauer said.

According to Sexauer, four different players scored in this game and during the second half, the Adairsville defense did not allow any shots on goal.

Senior captain Cassidy Greene continues to be the team’s high scorer.

After their run of bad luck, Sexauer said the team has made the changes they needed and are still in the competition for a spot in postseason action.

“The team has made the adjustments necessary to be competitive in the remaining four games with an outside chance of making the state playoffs,” Sexauer said.
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