Last updated: April 10. 2014 9:06PM - 522 Views
By Kevin Eckleberry keckleberry@civitasmedia.com



LaGrange Academy's Sydney Emerson scored five goals during Wednesday's 11-2 victory over Lafayette Christian School.Kevin Eckleberry | Daily News
LaGrange Academy's Sydney Emerson scored five goals during Wednesday's 11-2 victory over Lafayette Christian School.Kevin Eckleberry | Daily News
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Sydney Emerson has become well-acquainted with the opposing team’s net this season.


Emerson, a standout on the LaGrange Academy girls’ soccer team, has scored 24 goals in just seven games this season, and she scored five of those goals in Wednesday’s 11-2 victory over Lafayette Christian School at Callaway Stadium.


Emerson needs 11 more goals to break the school record.


“She’s going to devour that,” LaGrange Academy coach Mike Petite said. “She’s got five left in the regular season, and however long we play in the playoffs.”


The Lady Warriors (6-1 overall) improved to 3-0 in GISA Region 4-AA.


LaGrange Academy was coming off a 4-1 loss to Terrell Academy on Tuesday, and Petite felt the team played much better on Wednesday.


Emerson scored her team’s only goal in that game.


“I’m real happy with the way we bounced back from yesterday to today,” Petite said.


Emerson scored four of her goals in the first half, and she added a fifth goal in the second half.


Caitlynn Croft and Sydney Allen added three goals apiece


Emerson and Croft also had three assists apiece, and Brandi Smalls added another assist.


For Lafayette Christian, Miranda Powell had both goals.


LaGrange Academy will play Lafayette Christian again on Friday before playing four games in four days next week.


That stretch begins with a key home game on Monday against Griffin Christian.


Griffin Christian has just one region loss, and that came against LaGrange Academy.


On March 24, LaGrange Academy outlasted Griffin Christian 2-1.


“We only had 11 players. We had some people playing out of position and still were able to kind of grind out a win, which is good,” Petite said. “The next time we play them, we’ll be at full speed. Hopefully that will be a big difference.”

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