Soccer teams starting play, will battle weather this week

Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Green Forest Lady Tiger Amelia Villines, back, watched teammate Maria head the ball away from a Springdale Har-Ber opponent last Friday night at Tiger Stadium. Amelia, a three-time All Stater, scored Green Forest's single goal in a stunning breakaway as the 3A Lady Tigers lost 5-1 to the 7A Warriors. The Tiger boys lost 1-0. David McNeal / Carroll County News

CARROLL COUNTY -- Soccer teams from Green Forest, Berryville and Eureka Springs have started their seasons recently, with coaches beginning to report on the action.

Here's some of the early scores and schedule changes that came to the sports desk this past week.

Green Forest

Green Forest Lady Tiger soccer coach Amber Watkins reported that the team hosted Class 7A Springdale-Harbor last Friday at 5 p.m.

Springdale won 5-1, but Coach Watkins said, "Springdale was a really tough team. They had great ball control and speed. But the girls showed a lot of improvement throughout the game.

"Meghan Momont made several great saves as goal keeper. Amelia Villines did a great job at pushing the ball down to our goal and scored our goal for the night.

"I was very happy with the way the girls played. If we keep improving the way we have, it will make for a successful season."

Eureka Springs

Coach Mike Smith has reported that the Highlanders played the Bentonville JV on Thursday, Feb. 19, with the girls taking a 5-0 loss and the boys a 3-2 defeat.

Coach Smith also reported that the March 6 games with Huntsville have been rescheduled to Monday, March 10, due to the Huntsville girls being involved in the Class 4A State Basketball Tournament.

A game has been added to the schedule. The JV boys will travel to Berryville on Tuesday, March 11, for a 7:30 p.m. match.

Berryville

Coach Don Earnest said the Lady Bobcats lost 4-0 to 7A Springdale last Friday.

"They were more than we could handle right off the bat,"?Earnest said. "It was 3-0 at the half, but we played harder the second half. Liz Berrios took a penalty kick, the goalie got a hand on it and it rebounded to Liz, but she missed that shot.

"We did some good things. Out of 22 girls, 15 were playing their first game,"?Earnest said.

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