Pride women’s soccer blanks Broughton

Madison Hoffmann challenges for a header against a Broughton player. The Pride are taking on Sanderson and Wake Forest high school next week. (Photo courtesy: John Robinson)Madison Hoffmann challenges for a header against a Broughton player. The Pride are taking on Sanderson and Wake Forest high school next week. (Photo courtesy: John Robinson)

Marshall L. Hamilton Stadium was buzzing after the Pride defeated the Broughton Capitals 3-1 Wednesday night to improve to 6-0-1.

After what seemed like a slow start to the game, the tone switched after Leesville snagged a goal from outside the 18-yard-box in the fourth minute of the match. The game remained 1-0 until after halftime when the Pride went up another goal off a quick combination play.

Broughton responded with an easy finish off of a cross after the Pride had a defensive miscommunication with 24 minutes remaining. After giving up the first goal of the season, Leesville stayed composed and finished on a rebound off of a free kick roughly 30 yards outside the goal with under 3 minutes left to seal the win.

“Broughton was a very physical team, and we responded very well by playing more physical and breaking down their defense. Even after they scored we came back stronger,” said Anne Marie Cawley, a sophomore.

The Sanderson Spartans will be visiting the Pride on Monday March 21 for the third conference match of the season.

“We played Leesville soccer tonight. We were confident, we possessed the ball and we played with pride. Sanderson will be just as tough so we need to focus on playing well consistently,” said Shannon Hardy, a senior and a captain.

For continued score updates on the Pride, follow @LRHS_wsoccer on Twitter.

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