Lady Highlanders Play for Parker tonight

The Highlands girls varsity soccer team is donating all proceeds from tonight’s game at 6 p.m. at home against Murphy to Parker Talbert who has Sanfilippo Syndrome. Parker is the brother of Highlands athletes Ryan and Carson Talbert. To read more about their story click HERE. Wear the color PURPLE to show your support and come out to the game!

Lady Highlanders wrap-up of last week’s games:

The Highlands girls varsity soccer team had a busy one last week playing three games. They defeated Hayesville at home on Monday 3-0, beat Madison at home on Thursday 3-1, and lost to Swain on the road 2-1 on Friday.

The win against Hayesville was after Highlands School’s spring break and Head Coach Jeff Weller said his players slacked a bit on his workout regimen he assigned over the break.

“Some of them were still in shape,” said Weller. “For those who didn’t run over break, fitness was a factor.”

Highlands Goalie Alyson Dayton said spring break went by too quickly and she was lucky to have the support6 of a solid defense.

“I’m a little out of shape but it’s not that bad for me, I just stand there most of the time,” saiud Dayton. “But for the other girls it had to be rough, but I’m so lucky Haley Borino protects me so well and it worked out.”

After the game against Hayesville Highlands Amy Council said it was the first time back on the field after vacation and she could tell it was going to be a long one because things started to get rough during warmups.

“We were all out of shape and we all felt it,” said Council. “And the fact that we haven’t played together in a week, but the key was to just keep at it, focus on those through balls and put it in the net.”

Tonight’s game is in Highlands at 6 p.m. against Murphy, wear purple to show your support for the Talbert family.

Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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Photo gallery is a combination of shots from Hayesville and Madison games.

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