Midway’s girls soccer team was in action on Monday night, hosting Rosewood out of the Carolina 1A conference. The two teams had previously faced off on Thursday, but that game was not completed due to electrical issues. Monday night’s game was a tale of two halves as Midway broke a scoreless halftime tie and cranked up for three second half goals to get the win, 3-0.
The story of the first half was all defense as neither team was able to scrape together many scoring chances. Midway head coach Trey Apperson credited the play of the first half to his team’s defense.
“We felt like they were a really athletic team. It was our objective to move the spread the ball around and move it across the field and make them chase us,” Apperson said. “We talked at halftime and said that if we could continue to do that it would be hard for them to chase us for 80 minutes. The girls did a good job of it and it turned into goals.”
Kasey McLamb was big for Midway once again as she notched two of the Lady Raiders’ three goals.
Her first goal came with 31 minutes showing on the countdown clock in the second half as Midway drew first blood for the 1-0 lead. McLamb didn’t waste any time securing goal number two as just a little over a minute later she made it 2-0, adding the insurance goal with 28:49 remaining.
Midway’s third and final goal came at the 22:20 mark of the second half as a shot by Makayla Peterson found its way past the goaltender and into the back of the net, dealing the final blow to make it 3-0.
With the win, the Lady Raiders improved to 2-0 on the season and are yet to allow a goal. That clean sheet streak will be put on the line when Midway travels up Highway 421 on Wednesday to take on Triton. Game time is set for 6 p.m.
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