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Harrison scores four goals in Morgan loss

Morgan Academy’s Jordan Harrison must circle her calendar when the Senators’ soccer team takes on Coosa Valley.

Harrison scored four goals in Morgan’s 8-6 loss to Coosa Valley Thursday night — the second straight season she’s scored four goals against the Rebels.

“I was kind of thinking of the high I was on last year,” Harrison said. “This year I was like ‘we’ve got this.’ I really didn’t want to get beat, but it happens.”

The game was tied 4-4 at halftime, but Harrison had already had a spectacular game. She had a hat trick in the first half and added a fourth goal early in the second half to get the Senators a 5-4 advantage.

Brooklyn Whitaker and Jordon Ellis also scored goals for Morgan during the game.

Senators’ goalie Sarah Combs was playing through an injury and it got worse throughout the evening. She left the game with the score tied 6-6 in the second half and will likely miss the next two contests with a muscle sprain.

“I felt like we outplayed them,” said Morgan co-head coach Larry Poe. “We had more shots on goal than they did but Sarah was limited. She couldn’t move to side-to-side. She had a lot of heart and she played until she just absolutely couldn’t play anymore.”

Morgan had 25 shots in the game but couldn’t get enough of them to fall to get the victory.

“Their goalie made a lot of good saves, and we had some shots that were just right off the goal,” Poe said.

With Combs out of the goal, Morgan gave up two goals late to fall behind. The Senators are now 1-2 on the season.

 

Coosa Valley 2, Morgan Academy 0 (Boys)

Coosa Valley scored on a penalty kick in the first half and tacked on another goal early in the second to beat Morgan Academy 2-0.

The Rebels traditionally have one of the stronger programs in the Alabama Independent School Association, so Senators’ head coach Jay Minter was fairly pleased with how his team fared.

The Senators are now 2-2 on the season.