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February 20, 2019 iI V13orter Page 7B :MARY PERSONS 2019 JV GIRLS SOCCER TEAM: Team members indude: Gracie Mar- tire, Emma Barksdale, Kennedy Bunn, : Madalynne Scott, ~bby Pollock, Anna h urdock, Savannah '. Duro, Emma Griz- : zard, Abby Daw- 'dey, Supichayapak "Milly" Chaitep Christina Medlin, Sarakate Waiters, Mackenzie Hancock, Logan Landers, Elizabeth Johnston, Lilly Barnes and Kara Christopher. MONROE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL 2019 BOYS SOCCER TEAM: Team members include: Zac Acosta, Jordan Adkins, Daniel Boyer, Dawson Dell, Ike Dunwoody, Tanner Ivey, Peyton Johnson Nate Lawson, Josiah Mayers, Todd Mc- Call, Gavin Mercer, Marcus Molina, Jeremiah O'Chieng, Cole Passmore, Jacob Phillips, Chance Sos- ebee Landen White, Chance Wiggins, head coach Tracy Buff and assistant coach Trason Buff. (Photo/ Debbie Dell) i IONROE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL 2019 GIRLS SOCCER ~AM: Team members :include: Clara Smith I~1o. 1Z Karlie Dell No. Ella Magda No. 13, 3essica Goodwin No. 3, Celeste Scott No. ~ Carson Brown No. :K16, Reagan Benson No. 12, Madison Grier ",~ No. 15, Emily Grant N~. 4, Maddy Anthony . No. 8, Ava Hill No. '6 Emma Walker No. KO, Riley Dunn No. 1~, Kailee Ray No. 18, Mya Rutherford No. 1, ~V~iranda Salinas No. 9~Jasmine Weaver No. Lonna Waites No. 5, JSbby Henning No. 10, laklee Shortt No. 11 ~nd head coach Jen- nifer Mitchell. f me I GIRLS SOCCER C tinued from 3B ' he has a lot of promise" Hall sai$t of Sanders. "She has the physical ability to do it. We just need to get some training in her so .'that she starts thinking like a oalie. But she'll be alright I think as the season goes on as sh[ understands what I'm asking of her and what the expectations ar . She very smart, and picks up off things quickl g' MP's five reserves will include u~ one freshman, outside back Banks McCo three sophomores, outside back RachdMartin, out- side back Sarah B6yer, midfielder Ansley Lawson 'and one senior, outside back Hope Brooks. Hall said in order for his 2019 squad to make a deep playoffrun, it will likely first need to conquer Region 2-AAAA for the first time in eight years. "The first goal is to win region for sure" Hall said. "I think it will be us and (defending champion) Spalding again. I know they lost some players, but I'm sure they are very well-coached and know how to play. I think we're closer to them, if not more even with them, than we have been in the past. We've been dose. They had a good senior class that left last year that we just couldn't get past. Hopefully we can sneak some- thing on them this year. I don't want to lose to Howard again either. We've lost to Howard twice in the past two years, split with them both years. I don't want to do that again. That's a loss that I think we shouldn't have." Hall said in addition to being his most talented team to date, his 2019 squad is also his dosest- knit yet, and he said a positive relationship between a coach and his players is essential. "I think more than any sport girls soccer is one of the sports where the coach's relationship with the girls is almost as impor- tant as the actual coaching of the girls" Hall said. "Just the way they react to you. With my experience, the third year, everything has always usually clicked for those that have been in the system. Everything slows down. Everyone i: knows the expectations, everyone knows the system and how to play and how not to play. I think this year will be the best year un- less we get hit with injuries: Unfortunately for MP, Hall's injury fears have already been realized to some degree just as / region play begins on Friday. ' Sanders is expected to be out for two weeks with a broken finger, putting MP's goalie situatiofi in flux, while Giles, whose lineup presence is ever critical, is also expected to be out for two weeks with an ankle injury. MYA RUTHERFORD #4