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March 13, 2014

THS soccer squads earn mercy rule wins over Brooks

THOMASVILLE —

The Thomasville boys and girls soccer teams piggybacked their dominating, 6-0 wins over Cook on Tuesday a pair of 10-0 routs of Brooks on Thursday.

The girls kicked things off first and jumped to a quick lead. Ciera McGriff added another three goals to the three she posted versus Cook; R.J. White had a pair of scores, as did Kelsey Reddick. Ferrell Tyndall and Daniella Pistelli each had a score as well.

With the win, the Lady Bulldogs advance to 4-3, but more importantly, remain undefeated in region play at 4-0.

“It was a big win tonight,” girls coach Martha Murray said. “Hopefully this will give us some confidence heading into another big region game on Tuesday against Berrien.”

The boys added to the mix by jumping to a 5-0 halftime lead before earning the mercy rule win with 14 minutes to go.

Austin Mata had another big night with four goals; Alex Peralta and David Souders each notched a pair, and Neil White and Hank Sofferin had one apiece.

“We knew going in that Brooks, just from watching the scores, hadn’t had the strongest season thus far,” Bulldogs coach Keith Gwaltney said. “We saw they they were vulnerable and were able to take advantage with a few scores.”

Thomasville advances to 4-2-2 (4-0) on the season with the victory, and eyes a non-region game on Saturday against AAAAAA Enterprise (Ala.).

Gwaltney will utilize the game to tweak various aspects to Thomasville’s gameplan as the Bulldogs begin the bulk of their season.

“We’re looking forward to it,” he said. “It’ll be interesting to see how they come at us. We’ll have to see how [Enterprise] controls our midfield; they’ll probably challenge our defensive back line. Hopefully we can hone a few things done and stretch our team.”

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