The Thomas County Central girls soccer team blew a 3-0 halftime lead in its region opener at Harris County, and on Friday, 5-3.
“It was very difficult to watch from the sidelines,” Lady Jackets coach Courtney Warner said. “They came out stronger and wanted it more in the second half.I was just hoping we’d get it together. We had a couple chances but just came up short.”
Central was without star freshman Jade Guyton, who sustained a knee injury in practice on Tuesday, Warner said. She is scheduled to have an orthopedist appointment this Tuesday for further diagnostics.
Guyton’s sister, Kaeci Guyton, played with a sore back, yet notched all three of Central’s goals.
“She’s been very reliable,” Warner said of the eldest Guyton, a senior. “Our whole team played a very hard fought first half with a lot of effort, but just couldn’t bounce back.”
Warner’s squad drops to 3-3 (0-1) with the loss, and hosts its next region game on Friday against Lee County.
The boys soccer team had not finished by press time. See Sunday’s edition for updates.