With the meat of their region schedule on the horizon, the Troup Lady Tigers took care of the Shaw Lady Raiders 3-1 on Tuesday at Callaway Stadium.
The Lady Tigers improved their Region 5-AAAA record to 2-0 heading into a challenging stretch of region games, beginning with Thursday’s home showdown with Carrollton.
Troup has won three of its past four games overall.
“This starts the tough stretch,” Troup coach Jase Crenshaw said. “We’ve got Carrollton, Alexander and Columbus coming up the next two weeks before spring break.”
Troup also has region games remaining against Sandy Creek and cross-town rival LaGrange.
Troup was up 2-0 at the half of Tuesday’s game.
Shaw scored a goal to get within one in the second half, but Troup answered moments later to push the lead to 3-1, and that’s how it ended.
Jesse Copeland and Anna Jo Taylor each had first-half goals for Troup, and Cherisce Snow scored a goal in the second half.
Crenshaw said Troup is fighting through a rash of injuries at the moment.
“Our girls are kind of banged up,” Crenshaw said. “The same thing kind of happened last year with injuries. We were hoping that wouldn’t happen again this year. But these past few games, despite that, the girls have closed the deal.”
With so many difficult games coming up, Crenshaw is hopeful the team will be back at full strength soon.
“Hopefully we’ll kind of peak at the right time and have people back,” Crenshaw said. “We could be a dangerous team if they’re healthy.”