Fort Dale shuts out Morgan Academy girls, boys in soccerPublished 9:15pm Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Morgan Academy Senators couldn’t stop the Fort Dale Academy Eagles, who scored early and often in a 5-0 win.
Morgan soccer coach Jay Minter said the Senators are showing improvement, but must continue to grow.
“That was not our best tonight,” Minter said. “We only lost 5-0, whereas last year we were losing those games 10-0, so we’re making strides. We’ve got to get our heads on and we’ve got three important region games. Three at Hooper and one at Autauga, and that’s going to decide whether we make the playoffs or not. These guys have got to believe in themselves and come play hard every time. We’re improving.”
Fort Dale scored early in the first half, as Jake Gillem headed in a goal off a corner kick to make it 1-0.
Fort Dale added two more goals in the first half, as Brandon Brown scored on a penalty kick and Cole Davis scored a goal to make it a 3-0 game at halftime.
Fort Dale scored twice in the second half, with Brown and Davis each scoring.
Morgan goalkeeper Zachary Singh had seven saves.
Fort Dale 9, Morgan 0
The Fort Dale Lady Eagles defeated the Morgan Academy Lady Senators 9-0 on Tuesday.
Mollie Boutwell scored the first goal of the game for the Lady Eagles, making it 1-0.
Morgan nearly countered, as Lauren Rutherford got on the breakaway, but her shot was deflected by the Fort Dale goalkeeper.
Rutherford had another shot attempt off the deflection, but it was also deflected.
Fort Dale added four more goals in the first half, with Christen McKeague scoring two, Boutwell scoring another, and Lauren Gibson adding a goal to make it 5-0 at halftime.
McKeague scored three goals in the second half, while Gibson had one more.
Morgan will play again at home on Thursday against Hooper Academy in a region game, with the girls playing at 4 p.m. and the boys following at 6 p.m.