Lady Dogs soccer team starts season 2-0

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The Morgan County High School Lady Dogs soccer team started the season with a perfect 2-0 record after recording wins against Putnam County and AAAA Walnut Grove last week.

According to Head Coach Anne Stamps, the Lady Dogs are using freshman enthusiasm with senior leadership to produce an exciting brand of soccer.

The Lady Dogs beat Putnam County last Wednesday in the completion of a game that, a week prior, had been shortened by lightning. Starting down 1-0, the Lady Dogs ended the contest with a 2-1 win behind goals by freshmen mid-fielder Kaly Mitchell and freshman striker Drew Williams. 

“We came out flat in the first game,” Stamps said. “But we played much better in the second  start.”

On Thursday, Morgan County beat Walnut Grove decisively 3-1 with Mitchell and Williams contributing goals along with sophomore Hailey Smith adding the third. Stamps said she schedules the larger opponent annually because the two programs share competitive similarities. “We’re similar to them in soccer and I was excited to get that win. We played well.”

The Lady Dogs are currently starting four freshmen, Stamps said, and five more freshmen are getting significant playing time.

“Our seniors are showing a lot of leadership,” she said, “and our freshmen are showing a lot of promise.”

“We going to be fun to watch in the next few years.”

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