Soccer team advances to state quarterfinals

Caitlin Holland, Editor-in-chief

The soccer team won its first regional game in seven years Thursday afternoon at J.C Harmon High School. The final score of the game was 5-2.
The Tigers were up 2-0 by halftime, but the Hawks answered to tie the game at 2.
“At that point we were pretty nervous, honestly,” soccer player, senior Will Metcalf said. “That game shouldn’t have been that close.”
With 15 minutes left in the game, the Tigers scored three goals to solidify the win and advance to the state quarterfinals.
“That was a good step for our team,” Metcalf said. “I think for the seniors it was a relief. Sophomore year, there were a couple of us on varsity and we had a really good shot of going all the way. We thought that was the best opportunity to get our names on the board. It feels great. We’re all really excited about moving on to the next level.”
Senior Tom Adams finished the game with a hat trick, which Metcalf said was the highlight of the game.
The Tigers, currently ranked in the top five teams in the state, will advance to play another game Tuesday night at home.