The Lady Blazers carry a two game winning streak into Friday’s game at home against Alabama-Huntsville and are coming off one of their best offensive games of the year. The girls scored the most goals all season on Tuesday against Anderson stringing together two goals in the first half and two in the second half to win 4-2.
The Blazers are 8-1-1 on the season with only eight games left in the regular season, all against conference opponents. Coach Melissa Heinz is pleased with how the team has been playing and hopes her team can continue their winning ways.
“Record wise I am [happy about the season]. We have gotten good wins,” Heinz said. “We are playing some good soccer and we are scoring goals.”
The offense has been more consistent is recent games. To start the season the Blazers only scored 8 goals in their first 5 games. In their last 5 games the team has found the back of the net 11 times.
In their last two games the Blazers have gotten out to an early lead thanks to Blakely McClellan who scored first against Palm Beach Atlantic in the 25th minute and found the net again against Anderson in the 19th minute to tie the game. Erin Hill scored her first game of the season against Anderson breaking the 2-2 tie early in the second half.
Alabama-Huntsville enters Friday’s game at 5-7 on the season and are trying to recover from the a 3-game losing streak. The Chargers are just 1-3 in GSC games but they have found success on the road going 4-1 this year. The key to this game for the Blazers will be to continue their recent success and take advantage of their opportunities.
“We just need to play our style and truly get some great shots off that become goals and take the momentum from the very start,” Heinz said. “That goes for the Shorter game as well.”
The recent offensive scoring frenzy has come from multiple different players. Six different players have scored a goal in the last four games. This game and the Shorter game on Sunday are important as the Lady Blazers need to build momentum up for the upcoming crucial four game road trip.
Hopefully the Blazers can continue what they have been doing and clearly identify themselves as a top team in the Gulf South.