The season started off great for the Fillies as the soccer team carried a 4-0 record as they went up against Gordon State College on Sept. 10. The game became intense very quickly.
Katie Sills, a freshman, who was injured in the first half with a damaged MCL, according to coach Jimmy Ballenger. However, The team and coach are hopeful that she will be back on the field with little down time.
Ballenger stated that the team was “unlucky” in the Gordon game due to the fact that they had several shots on goal that failed to reach the net. Yet, the Fillies pushed to continue their undefeated record. The score was 0-0 at the end of the second half, sending the game into overtime. Within 30 seconds into overtime, Jodie Corless scored, giving the Fillies the win,
On Sept. 13, the Fillies lost their first game of the season, falling against South Georgia College by a final score was 5-2. The two goals were scored by Jasmine Johnson assisted by Sydney Humphrey and Jodie Corless assisted by Kerry Newman.
Ballenger said the Fillies played hard and are continuing to work on small tactics such as execution and possession to allow them to play better on the field.
However, the Fillies lost another tough game, losing to Middle Georgia College on Sept. 17. After a sharply struck Middle Georgia shot scored over the outstretched arms of goalie Amanda Biondino, the Fillies tried to rally but fell short, losing 1-0 as the time ran out.
Still, the Fillies held their heads high and played Andrew College the next day, winning by a score of 7-1. Nikita Morris scored four times, Corless scored one, and Katherine Lynch and Kellie Starvetsky both scored once.
The Fillies are having a great season, Ballenger said, and will continue to fight hard and play every game as hard as they can.
The team heads to Barnesville, Ga., on Tues. Sept. 24, to face-off again against Gordon College.
The Fillies have a big home game coming up. They face rival Darton on Monday, Sept. 30, at 5 p.m. on Fillies Field.