They’re not heading to the playoffs, but the LaGrange Lady Grangers at least made sure to finish their season in style.
After a dramatic 3-2 victory over Brookstone on Tuesday, the Lady Grangers followed that up with an 8-0 win over the Callaway Lady Cavaliers on Wednesday.
The Lady Grangers (8-9) closed the season with three wins in their final four games.
Wednesday’s game marked the end of the road for the team’s three seniors, Madeline Marshall, Alex Davison and Tori Willis.
While Marshall joined the program before her junior season, Davison and Willis have been key contributors to the team since they were freshmen.
“They’ll be tough to replace,” LaGrange coach Rusty Cook said.
A year ago, LaGrange lost nine seniors, including the program’s all-time leading scorer, Cassidy Kemp, who is now playing at Kennesaw State.
“You hate to lose any seniors, but we’re only losing three this year,” Cook said. “That’s better than nine.”
Cook said he’s putting together a plan to get the players together during the offseason, which he hopes will help the team get back to the playoffs next year.
“We’re trying to get some more things going in the offseason,” Cook said. “We’ll do something over the summer. We’re thinking about trying to host a tournament here.”
Among the returning players is Reagan Peters, the team’s leading scorer who capped her season with a four-goal effort against Callaway.
Lauren Robinson, Hannah Asbell, Lauren Yates and Willis also had goals, and Marshall, Robinson and Davison had assists.
“We were working on keeping control of the ball, and we dominated the game,” Cook said.
For the Lady Cavaliers, head coach Matt Leonard believes the game will help his players prepare for the state playoffs.
Callaway, which finished fourth in Region 4-AAA, will visit Pike County in the first round of the playoffs.
“We’ve enjoyed playing them over the years. They’re a good opponent,” Leonard said of LaGrange. “They play a good bit like Pike County does, in that they get some of the through balls through the center. It was nice to be able to play against that. It couldn’t have been a better scheduled game. They got a lot out of it.”