The Lady Warrior Soccer team controlled Thursday's game from start to finish, defeating Valwood 4-0 to start Region play with a win. The boys side fell in PKs after a 1-1 tie through two Overtimes. To read the full recap, click here!
Ryan Gaston bookended the scoring with the Lady Warriors' first and fourth goals of the night. Holland Walker netted two more of her own goals in between. Peyton Middleton got in on the offensive action with an assist on Gaston's first goal. The defense was strong throughout, contributing to the shutout performance.
Girls Scoreboard: Brookwood: 4 Valwood: 0
Ryan Gaston Peyton Middleton
Holland Walker Ryan Gaston
Holland Walker Unassisted
Ryan Gaston Holland Walker
From Coach Foy: "The girls played very well and controlled the game from start to finish. It was a physical game and our girls stepped up to the challenge and imposed their will. The game was won in the first half and we were able to relax and control the game in the second half. We showed our strength in our squad and the ability we have, we remain unbeaten this season."
Boys Scoreboard: Brookwood: 1 Valwood: 1 PKs: Valwood wins, 5-3.
Brookwood Goal: Jonathan Burns
From Coach Foy: "I love this game of soccer but it can be cruel sometimes, hard to wrap my head around how we lost.
I have to express how proud I am of how we played. We played the best soccer I have seen us play since I became the the leader of our program. We played the game the right way, with heart, passion and pride for our school and family. The boys dominated large portions of the game, if not all of it with classy soccer and how the game should be played. You have implemented all we have taught you, your reward will come. Keep bringing your outstanding attitude to learn this game everyday and we will keep building. I am proud to be your coach. It is an honor to be in this family, we conducted ourselves with class tonight in the face of strong adversity, we will only grow stronger from this. We have given ourselves a challenge in region but it is time to show our character again and overcome it.
Very rarely do I single out players for performances, especially when we had so many outstanding performances tonight but Will Porter, I have never seen a player nevermind a freshman dominate a midfield like you did tonight, Outstanding! Keep it up."
Located in Thomasville, GA, Brookwood School is a private school for grades JK-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.