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Callaway soccer teams prevail at home

By Kevin Eckleberry

kevin.eckleberry@lagrangenews.com

HOGANSVILLE – After dropping its first region game of the season last week, the Callaway boys’ soccer team bounced back for a 4-3 home win over visiting Jordan on Tuesday.

Callaway jumped out to a 3-0 halftime lead, but Jordan rallied and scored twice to make it a 3-2 game at the half.

After Callaway went up 4-2 in the second half, Jordan scored with less than 10 minutes left to make it a one-goal game, but it was unable to secure the tying goal.

Callaway (5-5 overall), which lost to Spencer 3-0 on Friday, improved to 4-1 in Region 5-AA.

“That’s a real key region win for us, and we’ll keep on going,” Callaway coach Mike Petite said.

Callaway was rolling early.

In the sixth minute, Ian Bryan was fouled in the box, and he made the penalty kick to give the Cavaliers a 1-0 lead.

One minute later, it was Grayson Lambert scoring to put the Cavaliers ahead 2-0.

Lambert scored again in the 15th minute, and Callaway led 3-0 before Jordan got back into it with two goals.

Twenty minutes into the second half, Callaway went ahead by two goals when Tyler Lewis scored on a nice assist from Lambert.

With nine minutes to play, Jordan scored its third goal to cap the scoring.

There was no suspense in the girls’ game, with Callaway crushing Jordan 10-0.

The Lady Cavaliers improved to 4-1 in the region, and they remained one game back of Lamar County.

Lamar County handed Callaway its lone region loss earlier in the season, and those teams will meet again on March 24 in Barnesville.

“Hopefully we learned from that game, and we can bring home the win,” Callaway coach Shonna Yawn said.

In Tuesday’s game, Kelly Carlisle scored three goals, and she also had an assist.

Breanna Vaught made the most of her three shots on goal by scoring twice, and Acia Stephens, Chloe McGuffin, Cheney Eubanks and Alysa Niner each had one goal.

“The girls played well,” Yawn said. “It’s one of the better games we’ve had the past few games. We were passing well, they were talking to each other well. They had fun tonight. Even in the cold, they had fun. So it was good.”

On Friday, Callaway went on the road and beat Spencer 5-1 in a region game.

Stephens and Vaught each had two goals, and Carlisle had one.

Callaway’s teams will host Griffin on Friday.

OF NOTE: For photos from Tuesday’s games, check out Facebook.com/LDNSports