Highlands Middle School soccer team hosted Jackson County on Monday and won 3-1.
Highlands Coach Jeff Weller said the girls have worked hard and have come a long way since the beginning of the season.
After the win against Jackson County, Weller recognized his 8th-grade athletes.
“The girls have made vast improvements,” said Weller. “We have an athletic group, which is great. That allows us to work more on the soccer skills and strategies since their athleticism is already strong.”
Highlands MS girls soccer program is only in its second year and is currently rocking an undefeated season of 3-0-1.
The win against JC came after Highlands tied Rabun Gap 2-2 at home on April 20.
“They are a very different team that us,” said Weller. “But, I would say that we are very well matched. If we play a strong game, we will beat them and if we don’t they certainly have the ability to beat us. We play them 2 more times so we have to be ready and focused. We have to play our game and work hard to win those. Then we finish the season at Murphy.”
Before facing off against Rabun Gap, Highlands swept Murphy at home with a final of 4-0 on April 8.
Highlands Charlotte Westendorf scored 2 goals, and Cayden Pierson added 2 more goals from penalty kicks.
“The girls played a great game,” said Highlands Coach Colin Weller, who coaches Highlands along with his father. “They are a group that plays very well together and always plays hard.”
Colin added that he hopes to keep the momentum going.
“The season is going well, the girls have been getting better and better, and I know everybody is looking forward to the next part of the season,” said Colin.
Highlands next plays today at 6 p.m. on the road against Rabun Gap. Highlands girls varsity soccer team play at 4 p.m.