Both the Lady Warrior and Warrior Soccer teams made it a good night for Brookwood on Monday, defeating Region rival Valwood in both contests of a road doubleheader.
After jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the first half, the Lady Warriors played an even second half to finish with a 4-2 win. The scoring effort was balanced from the front lines, with Hendley Bryan, Jordan Burns, Ryan Gaston, and Jessie Wortman each connecting to find the back of the net. Assists came from Eliza Miller, Abby Jones, and two from Kate von Hellens.
Coach Eddie Foy liked the Lady Warriors focus from the start, noting "Our intensity from the first whistle was outstanding. We were hungry to get on the ball and impose our personality on the game. We kept the space between the lines and the gaps tight defensively. One of the biggest areas that won us the game was the ability to win first and second balls. The team that wins first and second balls have the opportunity to impose their style of play on the game and play in dangerous areas."
Ryan Gaston was named the team's player of the game.
In the night's second game, the Brookwood Boys dominated the first half of play but couldn't connect on any goals for a frustrating 0-0 tie at halftime.
Once the first one went through in the second half, the floodgates opened. Brookwood would score more four more en route to a 5-0 win, with all five goals coming after halftime.
Scoring was spread out across two goals from Nathan Yokley and one each by Spencer Richardson, Robert Gallagher, and Griffin King. Assists came from Benjamin Filston, Simms Ladson, Cutter Waldrep, and Will Porter.
The defense pitched their second consecutive shutout and its third in a current six-game winning streak which dates back to March 20th.
Nathan Yokley was named the team's player of the game. Coach Foy commented, "We dominated the play. We imposed our personality on the game right away. We moved the ball very well and played some great soccer, we kept our shape defensively and won first and second balls."
"Our movement on set pieces and intensity of play was brilliant. We were hungry to score and create chances, we were frustrated at the end of the first half that our hard work had not been rewarded in goals. The response from our halftime talk to go and get 5 goals was outstanding. That is the response we look for as coaches."
The Lady Warriors and Warriors both travel to Berrien High School tonight for a Wednesday doubleheader.
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.