Last updated: March 18. 2014 4:54PM - 619 Views
By Kevin Eckleberry

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With Sydney Emerson keeping up her early-season scoring barrage, the LaGrange Academy girls’ soccer team got the best of Oak Mountain Friday in a GISA Region 4-AA showdown.

The Lady Warriors fell behind 2-0 in the first half, but they came charging back to win 6-3.

Emerson was the difference-maker with five goals, giving her 11 goals in just three games this season.

Caitlynn Croft added LaGrange Academy’s other goal.

LaGrange Academy coach Mike Petite was proud of the way his team fought back after a slow start.

“I told the team that championship teams don’t always start out the best but it is how they respond to adversity that makes them champions,” Petite said. “We have a long way to go before that happens but this was a step in the right direction. We were able to overcome some tough circumstances a still get the win. That will help us a great deal later this season.”

The Lady Warriors are 3-0, and they’re off to a nice start in the region.

Emerson has taken 30 shots on goal this season, and 11 of those shots have found the net.

In the Oak Mountain match, Emerson only took seven shots, and five of those turned into goals.

Croft has three goals, Brandi Smalls has two, and Sydney Allen has one.

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