Loyd Star soccer sweeps Perry Central

Published 9:00 am Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Loyd Star girls’ soccer team moved to 5-1 on the season with a 5-1 win over Perry Central Tuesday night.

Both Loyd Star teams are coached by Jordan Lea and the boys’ team made the night a clean sweep in the finale with a 6-1 win over the Bulldogs of PCHS.

Junior Mary Claire McCurley had four goals in the girls win while Abby Burnette added one goal and one assist. Brooke Cade and Macy East had one assist each for the Hornets.

“We controlled the game from start to finish,” said Lea. “These girls have been working extremely hard and we’re seeing the results of that on the field. If they keep working like they have been, they can achieve great things this season.”

The Loyd Star boys are now 2-4 on the year. Eighth grader Cooper Creel scored three goals for the Hornets in the win. Senior Peyton Warren added two goals and Zac Reid added one goal as well.

Cooper Reid, Alex Gonzalez, Bryan Gonzalez and Carter Holcolmb all had an assist each for Lea.

“We’ve taken our bumps and bruises early this season and it’s beginning to pay off for us,” said Lea. “These boys haven’t quit and they work everyday to get better. We were able to play a complete game all across the board and that’s why we were able to get the win.”

Loyd Star plays at McLaurin Thursday.