The St. James girls soccer team (7-3) traveled to Laquey for a matchup on Tuesday, April 17. The Lady Tigers maintained control of the game until letting in a couple of late goals on their way to a 4-2 win.
St. James got some new faces into their scoring efforts in the first half. Shelby Marcee kicked things off with an assist from Mikaela Donnelly, before Donnelly scored a goal of her own off an assist from Ashlyn Rinehart. St. James took a 2-0 lead into the half.
The Lady Tigers put the game away in the second half with a pair of unassisted goals by Quinn Paulus. With a 4-0 lead, St. James pulled several starters, which led to two Laquey goals in the final 15 minutes of the game. Assistant coach Beau Moreland didn't like seeing the two late goals, but he was glad to see those bench players get some experience.
"It's hard to watch a team score on us once we start to sub, but these girls have to get some experience whenever they can, so they can see what they need to improve on in practice," said Moreland.
Coach Moreland was glad to see his team get a win, but he wants to see his team continue to improve every night.
"We have another practice day tomorrow before playing Owensville Thursday for another conference game and it's needed," said the St. James assistant coach. "All in all, the girls are getting it done, making our record 7-3, but we still want more out of them. This is when it's the teams who want it more that come out on top."
The Lady Tigers will play at Owensville on Thursday.