Lady Bulldogs tie with Tabb

Published 10:25 pm Friday, March 15, 2019

The Lady Bulldogs soccer team tied 3-3 with Tabb High School Thursday evening at home.

The King’s Fork High School girls’ soccer team has started off the season 0-1-1. After a tough loss to begin the season, the Lady Bulldogs tied with Tabb 3-3. It was a tough battle with a talented Tabb team.

Lonni Cox scored two goals to lead the way for the Lady Bulldogs, with Katelyn Woods scoring the other. Putting together two halves has been something Coach Matt Crowder and the Lady Bulldogs have been wanting to do. They had a 3-0 lead at halftime against Tabb but let Tabb back in the game during the second half. Against Kempsville High School, they had a solid first half but couldn’t bring it home.

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“I think if we can come out and play a competitive 80 minutes instead of just a half, we will have success,” Crowder said.

King’s Fork lost some senior leadership from last season but does return its leading scorer in Cox. The defensive line has returned from last season, including Alexis Alston and Jordan Fransee. Woods and Jenna Osborne will headline the midfield. Crowder took over last season for King’s Fork and feels good about how far the team has come in just a year. The team has goals for success in the region this year and hopes to be one of the top two scoring teams in the region.

“We always want to be very competitive in every match regardless of the opponent,” Crowder said. “We finished fourth in our conference in points last year and were bounced out of the tournament by Jamestown. Our goals as far as points are concerned would be finishing top two and hopefully making a run into the regional tournament.”

King’s Fork has a group of strong seniors and some younger players mixed in that worked hard during the preseason. Because of that, they feel the wins will start rolling in soon.

“The girls want to learn, and they want to work hard and understand in order to compete at a high level, they know they have to keep pushing each other,” Crowder said.