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Lady War Hawks JV Soccer Team

Coach Campbell and the CPA Lady War Hawk JV Soccer Team have been pushing through this season while building a schedule of teams to compete against. The Lady Hawks were scheduled to face Northwood Academy however the match was cancelled due to inclement weather. The Lady Hawks were able to compete against the Colleton County Middle School soccer team and pulled out a victory 6-0. On Wednesday, March 28th the Lady Hawks faced the Colleton County High School Junior Varsity Soccer Team at Colleton County High School. “This was the first time we have played this team,” Coach Campbell said, “Our girls did well the first part of the first half and scored the first goal of the game. However, about halfway through the first half they seemed to fall apart a bit.” This is the first season playing as a team for the Lady Hawks and their first time facing a more seasoned JV team. “Our goalie, Kayla Banks, took a hard fall and hurt her hip, and I think this caused a little bit of anxiety for the girls,” Coach Campbell said, “I put Ella Nolte in the goal and she made some saves for us; I am proud of her for stepping up and doing the best she could.”

The Lady Hawks entered the second half of the game down 2-1 and unfortunately were not able to overcome being down. “We had to really play defense most of the second half,” Coach Campbell said, “Sweeper, Hannah Wilson, was playing most of the game with an injured knee. She is a strong leader on our defense, so when she had to come out of the game to rest her knee, we sort of fell apart again. The girls fought hard during parts of last night’s game, but we just didn’t communicate and go after the ball enough to come out with a win.” Although the Lady Hawks did not pull off a win, Coach Campbell said she still had some really strong players. “Goalie, Kayla Banks, was fantastic,” Coach Campbell said, “She made some great stops against some hard shots. During the first half, she punted the ball to Emily Wilson. Emily dribbled up the field and scored. Pretty cool when the goalie makes an assist. Even though she wasn’t one hundred percent in the second half, she didn’t stop playing tough. She kept her head high and left everything on the field. I am pleased with the effort Kayla has given this season and for the desire to learn more about soccer and her position. Outside defender, Jessica Hughes, has really impressed me this year. She is a go-getter and will not back away from a challenge. She hustled to the ball and made sure to stop running only when the ball went out of bounds. She understands what it means to switch with other players on the field and to stop the opposing team from scoring. If she wasn’t taking the ball, she was putting pressure on offensive players to cause them to push outside or miss a shot. I am incredibly proud of her effort and determination. Ally Crook and Kaylee Warren, both outside midfielders, also had a good game. They worked hard and did a lot of running. Being midfielders, they have to play offense and defense. These two girls can sometimes get sucked into the middle, but they are great at listening and getting back where they need to be quickly. Ally and Kaylee are both very apprehensive about playing midfield, but I know they are great there. They just have to gain the confidence in themselves that I have in them, and they will be unstoppable.” The players have not been the only support that Campbell has received so far this season, “Colleton County’s middle school and JV coaching staff and Mr. Jay Davis have been wonderful this year. They have helped our team get in more games to gain more experience and to improve skills. I am very thankful for them being so patient and cooperative with our program here at CPA,” Campbell said.

Amye Stivender (212 Posts)