Thursday, March 5, 2015

Varsity Women's Soccer Team Dominate 2015 Season Opener

“Spring brings rings” has become a popular saying around campus after the incredible success that HCA spring sports has had the past few years. Well spring athletics season is finally upon us, and the Crusaders started it off in grand fashion. The Harrells Christian Academy Varsity Women’s Soccer team began their 2015 campaign Wednesday, March 4th, at Rocky Mount Academy. The girls won convincingly by a score of 4-1. The Crusaders were led by speedy senior Margaret Clark who scored two goals. Senior Natalie Hardin and Junior Anna Pigford also added one goal apiece. Sophomore goalie Emily Benton looked like she was already in midseason form, holding Rocky Mount to only one goal the entire match.  
The Lady Crusaders look to make a run at a state championship title under the leadership of seniors Rylie Evans, Margaret Clark, Natalie Hardin, Amanda Sutton, and veteran coach Will Jones.  Emily Benton’s excellent skill at goalie will also play a huge part in the success of this year’s team. Depth is certainly not a problem, as this year’s roster consists of twenty-five players. The Varsity Women have a lot of young talent for whom the sky is the limit. Of the twenty girls on the roster, eleven are sophomores and younger. Needless to say, the Crusaders are stacked for the next few years to come. But for now, all minds are set on this season and maintaining a high level of success on the soccer field. While talent and skill will get you far, playing with heart and as a family will get you farther. That will be the key to success for this very special group of student athletes.

The girls will be back in action on March 9th and 10th against Wallace- Rose Hill and Freedom Christian. Both games are at home and are set to start at 4:00. For more information on the Varsity Women’s Soccer team and other spring sports, please visit You can also find all scores and stats on our Twitter page (@hca_athletics). Make sure to check us out on Instagram (@hca_athletics) to see exclusive videos and photos from Harrells Christian Academy sporting events.

Beginning on top row (left to right) - Catherine Armstrong, Anna Rackley, Haley Bowles, Tyler Evans, Yossy Funes, Margaret Clark, Harley Crumpler, Caroline Jones, Cameron Blue, Leslie Rouse, Hannah Driskill, Sydney Norris, Amanda Sutton, Anna Pigford, Madison Tart, Jeana Grace Bowker, Anna Grace Carr, Rylie Evans, Emily Benton, and Natalie Hardin

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