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Lions girls battle to tie

SoVaNow.com / March 21, 2019
The Halifax County Middle School girls soccer team batted to a 2-2 tie in the match with Laurel Park Monday.

“Last night was a huge game for the Lady Lions. Laurel Park Middle School Girls Soccer has been undefeated for two seasons until the Lady Lions tied with them last night. The game was at 5 PM at Laurel Park Middle School,” said Lion coach Megan Nipper.

“In the first half of the game, Pan Pan Yang had four shots on goal. Cheyane Davis had two shots on goal. MaKayla Powell had one shot on goal. Leah Wright had three shots on goal, scoring one goal. Pan Pan Yang and Leah Wright each took a free kick during the first half,” said Nipper. “Pan Pan Yang took took five corner kicks for the team throughout the game. Peyton Davis took one corner kick,” said Nipper.

McKayla Meadows, goalie, had one save during the first half.

“Laurel Park scored two goals in the first half. One off a penalty kick. Lauren Cole was called for the penalty in the beginning of the first half within the 18. The second goal was off of a corner kick.

“In the second half, Pan Pan Yang had one shot on goal, and she took the free kick for the team. MaKayla Powell had one shot on goal. Leah Wright scored the winning goal within the last minute of the game from a penalty kick. The penalty was called on a Laurel Park player inside of the 18 when they illegally tripped/pushed Peyton Davis. Leah Wright took the penalty kick for Peyton,” said Nipper.

McKayla Meadows made six saves in the second half.

“Coach Nipper and Coach Coles are incredibly proud of the girls. It was an intense, competitive game. Every girl played tough and played hard the entire game. Watching the girls play their hearts out has been so rewarding,” said the coach.

“Leah Wright was the most valuable player of the game. The entire team squealed with joy when she made that penalty kick. There was tears of joy from numerous players and the coaches,” said Nipper.

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