Lady Colts lose to Lady Mavs in thriller
by Andy Collier
Aug 21, 2014 | 898 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Bayou Academy Lady Colts and the Manchester Academy Lady Mavericks gave soccer fans a thrilling day of action here Wednesday.

The game went into overtime and ended up being decided in the penalty kick round. In the penalty kick round the Lady Mavericks were able to make their shot as they defeated the Lady Colts 4-3 in Division II action. Bayou fell to 3-5 with a 2-2 mark in the district. The Colts have lost three of their five games by one goal.

Despite the loss, Bayou head coach Casey Arbuckle said the team has made great progress during the year.

“We would love for the record to be better, because our girls seem to be improving with huge strides every game and practice,” Arbuckle said. “Every time we play, we get better. The girls are hungry and fighting, and they’re not letting up.”

Bayou jumped on top early as Alex Parker scored a goal with an assist from Jessica Tedford in the first half. Later in the first half, Manchester was able to tie the game at 1-1, which was the score at halftime.

The Lady Colts scored the first goal of the second half as Hallee Pinkerton hit the nets with Parker getting the assist.

Manchester was able to tie the game again to make the score 2-2 heading into overtime.

Bayou scored first in the overtime period as Parker delivered her second goal of the day to give the Lady Colts a 3-2 advantage.

Manchester tied it up again to send the game into the penalty kick shootout

Manchester ended up winning the game in the shootout by connecting on 1-of-4 kicks, while the Lady Colts were 0-for-5 on penalty kicks.

Bayou goalie Haley Sbravati had a great game in the nets by recording over 10 saves.

Bayou will return to action on Tuesday when the team plays Starkville in Cleveland.