Gators shutout foes as record improves

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By Ronald Frazier

Glenwood’s soccer team will see how much they have advanced as they will host the only team that has handed the Lady Gators a loss this season, Ezekiel Academy.

The Lady Gators wound up with four straight wins, including winning in the Fort Dale tournament and then taking three more wins, all of them by shutouts.

“We have a very good keeper in Taylor Johnson,“ said Glenwood girls’ coach John Robertson as the season started, and he could have not been more correct.

Johnson has only given up two goals this year, including the 1-0 loss to Ezekiel but had three straight shutouts in wins over Macon East, Lee-Scott and Mount Paran.

The second win that extended the streak was a big win since it was not only against arch rival Lee-Scott but was also an area win.

In that 1-0 win, Johnson recorded seven saves and senior Sydney Norris scored the goal with Emily Sawtelle getting the assist.

Following that victory the offense got into high gear as the Lady Gators simply overpowered Macon East, 6-0 as Johnson scored another shutout.

“That was a good win for our offense,” admitted Robertson.

The third win was a 2-0 whitewashing of Mount Paran.

The goals were scored by Karsyn Floyd and Jordyn Wheeler, the Lady Gators top scorers and, again, Sawtelle grabbed another assist.

Johnson’s third straight shutout included seven saves for the second straight game. It was also her fourth of the year as the Lady Gators are now 5-1 on the season.

“There is no doubt that Tuesday is a big game to see how far we have come,” reported Robertson.

Following the Tuesday game, the Lady Gators will meet Autauga Academy on Friday before taking the week off and then travel to Dothan to play Northside Methodist.