Valdosta Daily Times

March 20, 2014

Colquitt snaps VHS girls’ winning streak

By Wayne Grandy / The Moultrie Observer
The Valdosta Daily Times

MOULTRIE — The Valdosta girls soccer team's two-game winning streak came to end Wednesday with a 2-1 loss to Colquitt County at Packer Park.

The Packers led led 1-0 at the half on a goal by Taylor Page, who took a cross from Wesley Ann Rice.

Colquitt got what proved to be the winning goal with 12:30 left in the match on shot by Diana Durham. Abbi Beth Paulk got the assist.

Valdosta cut the Colquitt County lead in half on a goal by Amy Nelson with 8:30 remaining.

The Wildcats had several opportunities the rest of the way, but the Packers held on for their first Region 1-AAAAAA victory of the season.

Colquitt's girls are 3-7 overall and 1-2 in the region and are off until playing host to Lowndes on March 28.

The Wildcats, who had defeated Coffee 3-0 and Crisp County 4-0 in their previous two matches, fall to 5-4-1 overall and 1-2 in the region.

Valdosta hosts Lowndes on Tuesday.

Colquitt County    1

Valdosta boys    0

It took 77 minutes, but the Colquitt County boys soccer team finally got the goal to put away a determined Valdosta team 1-0 on Wednesday at Packer Park.

The victory raises the Packers record to 5-3-2 overall and 2-1 in the Region 1-AAAAAA standings.

Valdosta falls to 4-4-2 overall and 0-3 in the region.

"We played in front of their goal the entire match," Colquitt County coach Jimbo Jarvis said. "But they packed it in on defense and their goalie did a great job. If it wasn't for him, it would have been a different game."

Wildcat keeper Adam Murphy denied the Packers numerous times.

But Colquitt finally broke through with three minutes left in the match when Josh Smith chipped the ball over Murphy's head. The ball took one bounce and went into the net.

The Wildcats will play host to Lowndes on Tuesday.

The Packers will be off until March 28 when the Vikings visit Packer Park.