The Huntland High School Lady Hornets beat the Community Viqueens 5-1 at home Thursday for their fifth win of the season.
The Lady Hornets scored four goals in the second half to pull away after a halftime tie as they expanded their winning streak to five games.
Huntland head soccer coach Amanda Tipps said that her team made some key halftime adjustments to combat the Viqueens’ offensive strategy.
“We let (Community) dictate the first half of the game and then we made a few adjustments in the second half and it kind of came together,” Tipps said. “(Community) was just controlling the ball in the middle so we had a discussion on how to shut that down, trying to be the first to the ball and trying to be the ones that dictate and not be on our heels.”
The Lady Hornets were the first team on the board as Hazel Reed scored her eighth goal of the season off of an assist from Kathryn Reed 17 minutes into the contest.
The Viqueens answered back with about five minutes remaining in the first half as they scored on a free kick from just outside of the goal box.
The Lady Hornets appeared to retake the lead minutes later when Jennifer Perez poked the ball into the net after it slipped away from the hands of Community’s goalkeeper. However, the goal would be waived off with the officials ruling that the goalie had possession with the ball being knocked out by Huntland.
The score was tied at 1-1 at halftime.
The tie would be broken 16 minutes into the second half as Kathryn Reed scored on a free kick from just outside of the box.
Logan McLennan doubled the lead with 14 minutes remaining as she knocked the ball into the back of the net for her second goal of the year.
Kathryn Reed scored her second goal of the day and her fourth of the season with about nine minutes remaining as she fired a long shot which went over everybody and into the goal.
The last score for the Lady Hornets would come in the final minute with Raegen Johnson taking a shot which ricocheted off of a defender and into the net to put the final deficit at four.
With the win, the Lady Hornets improved to 5-0-1 on the season.
They will next play Monday at home against Culleoka High School. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.