By Randy Arrington
LURAY, May 20 — In one of the best showings since the program began, the Luray High School girls soccer team is now 6-1 on the 2021 season after picking up a 6-3 win over Madison on Thursday.
The Bulldogs currently sit in second place in the Bull Run District behind undefeated Clarke County. The Eagles (7-0) handed Luray its only loss of the season at Bulldog Field on Tuesday by a score of 10-2.
On Thursday, however, Luray kept the pressure on the Mountaineers most of the game by keeping the action on their goalie’s side of the field. Madison scored an early goal on a breakaway just 92 seconds into the match, but Luray’s Olivia Good answered back about eight minutes later to tie the match at 1-1.
LHS junior Emilee Weakley then took over the offense and rattled off three goals in a period of less than four minutes. Madison found a way to score twice more before the half, to leave Luray up 4-3 at the break.
In the second period, Luray’s defense shut down the offensive attacks of the Mountaineers, while the Bulldogs’ offense found the back of the net two more times to close out a 6-3 victory. Senior attackers Marina Grech and Isa Janney recorded second half goals for Luray.
LHS sophomore goalie Trinity Hasse played a solid game with a dozen saves on the day.
Only three games remain in the shortened season, as the Bulldogs host Stonewall Jackson next Wednesday, May 26, followed by road games at Page next Thursday, May 27 and a potentially decisive game with playoff implications at undefeated Clarke on Friday, June 4.
For full schedules, results, rosters and standings, check out the Bull Run District website.