The Eastside Lady Eagles (1-2) dropped their second match in a row Tuesday night, despite 19 saves by junior keeper Carly Farrow.
The Archer Lady Tigers (2-1) dominated first-half play on their way to a 2-0 halftime lead. The game winner was scored nine minutes in when a defensive play by Eastside accidently centered the ball for an easy goal and a 1-0 Lady Tiger lead. Archer would stretch their lead to 2-0 with a goal at the 20:14 mark.
The Lady Tigers made it 3-0 just over 5 minutes into the second half. Eastside's best chance of the night came with 30:29 left in the game when Amber Lafond just missed to the right of the goal from close range off a Tara Harrison corner kick.
For the game, the Lady Tigers outshot the Lady Eagles 30-9.
On a positive note, Eastside Coach Joel Singleton was able to get 17 different players significant playing time in the match. Singleton said
"We played with great effort and our defense played a really solid game. We had some mental lapses that cost us, but overall we kept it close. Offensively, we are still trying to find ourselves in a consistent rhythm. It will come. We scheduled tough early on purpose. It is showing us our weaknesses as well as our strengths. It will help us sooner and later is my hope."
In the boys game, Eastside (0-2-1) lost to Archer (1-1-1) 7-2. Trent Taylor and Jacob Alwes scored for the Eagles.
Both Eastside teams get some time off now to regroup.
The Eagles and Lady Eagles return to action Friday, March 2, when Eastside hosts Salem at Cousins Middle School in Covington.