The Lady Highlanders varsity soccer team hosted Hayesville on April 7 and won a solid victory ending with a final 8-1.
Highlands Anne Marie Moore said when they build up a solid lead like the one against Hayesville, Coach Caleb Brown likes to switch things up.
Highlands Anne Marie Moore controls the ball before centering it against Hayesville at home.
“Coach will put us in different positions to get a different perspective of the field,” said Moore. “But when you have a lead like that, you have to try harder to keep up the intensity and don’t kick the ball just to kick it, kick it with purpose.”
Powerhouse in the midfield, Highlands Julia May Schmitt attributes some of their chemistry on the field to what they do off the field.
Highlands Julia May Schmitt chases down a tipped pass against Hayesville.
“We’re all just so close,” said Schmitt. “If we weren’t playing soccer together, we’d be hanging out anyway. It always works better when you have that kind of bond.”
Highlands Hayley Borino breaks free of Hayesville defenders and looks for an open teammate.
Highlands Reese Schmitt launches in front of a Hayesville player to pick off the pass.
Highlands Caitlin Tingen eyes the ball waiting to pull a 180 and head to Hayesville’s goal.
Highlands Abbie Doerter brings the ball to the outside against Hayesville.
Highlands Maddie Drummond waits for the right moment to launch for a header.
Highlands Caroline Woods breaks for the goal from the outside of the field.
Highlands Addie Westendorf brings the ball down the field under pressure from Hayesville.
Highlands Anna Nichols clears the ball out of the danger zone against Hayesville.
Highlands Brandy Zagal gets into position to pick off a Hayesville pass.
Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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