Women's Soccer: Panthers down Eagles to grab win No. 1

Women's Soccer: Panthers down Eagles to grab win No. 1

The LaGrange women's soccer team grabbed its first win of the young season in dominant fashion Wednesday against Toccoa Falls, beating the Eagles 4-0. The Panthers controlled all phases of the game, outshooting the Eagles 30-2, including a 20-0 shots on goal advantage.

The scoring started 27 minutes in, with Kaia King first, off an assist by Madison Drobisch. Three minutes later, King assisted on a rocket shot from Kirsten Captino to make it 2-0 going into halftime.

LC did not stop in the second half, with King scoring her second goal of the night 10 minutes in, assisted by Georgia Dammann and Nikki Longmoore, to up the Panthers' lead to 3-0. Longmoore closed out the scoring five minutes later off a King assist.

King finished the night with two goals and two assists, and was not the only Panther who played well. The team was able to play several subs, as the LC pulled away in the second half, giving many players valuable experience as the season continues.

"Our performances in the previous games was good, but the result was missing," said head coach Kennet Fosuhene. "Tonight, I thought we started slow but ultimately grew into the game. The second half was better, and I'm very proud of the girls tonight.

"It felt good to get the win, and now we start looking forward to Friday night versus Salem."

LC host Salem on Friday at 7 p.m. The Panthers play home games against Mississippi University for Women and Trinity Baptist next week as they prepare for conference play.

 Story by Eli Rogers