Lady Eagles earn runner-up in tournament

Madelyn Peacock (No. 2) keeps the ball away from her opponent as Putnam tries to set up a scoring shot.

PHOTO: Brandon Bush

By Brandon Bush


Even though their male counterparts took home the gold, the Lady War Eagles had a good showing as well in the Viking Cup.

Putnam County’s girls soccer team earned second place at the Viking Cup Tournament last week, hosted in Macon by First Presbyterian Day School. The Lady Eagles defeated Strong Rock Christian 1-0 in the first game and although they fell to FPD 10-0 the next day, they finished strong with a 1-0 victory over First Presbyterian Christian Academy.

Putnam’s week on the Vikings’ field puts the Lady Eagles at 5-4 on the season so far. The tournament week fell right after the Lady Eagles won the first and, so far, only region game they’ve played – a 6-0 win over Oglethorpe – which puts them right behind Elbert County at the top of the region standings in Region 8-AA.

The Lady War Eagles suffered a harsh defeat when they fell to FPD. It was the third time they’ve been shut out this season and the second by five or more goals. However, Putnam was able to bounce back at arguably the perfect time to secure a runner-up victory.

The lone goal of the final game didn’t come until the final moments. With 2:56 left in the second half, Isabella Chamberlain nailed a shot to give Putnam the edge it needed to survive the encounter with the Lady Highlanders. Although she missed an opportunity to add another goal for good measure, she had already done enough to clinch the tournament for Putnam.

The Lady Eagles will next travel to Elbert County on Friday to continue their quest to the region tournament before facing Monticello and returning home to play Social Circle. Having survived some of the hardest opponents on their schedule, the Lady Eagles are in a position to make waves in region play.

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