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COVID-19 cut short great run by LCMS soccer team

When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down high school and middle school sports in Georgia March 12, it cut short a magnificent run by the LCMS Lady Trojan soccer team coached by Kelly Adamson. The Lady Trojans had just defeated ACE Academy in Macon 3-0 to run their record to 7-0. They had outscored opponents 48-0 and were striving for an undefeated season with no goals allowed. The team had gone 11-0-1 the previous season, winning the CGMSAL district title and outscoring opponents 71-3. Striker Armani Flewellen led the team with 11 goals. Maci-Lauren Lanier and Samiya Smith had eight goals each. Smith also had two assists. Cara Bishop had five goals and five assists while Aniya Barron, primarily a keeper with six saves, had five goals and one assist. Giada Ritch and Makaiya Howard had two goals each. Emily McEvers finished with two goals and one assist. Ava Bushby had one goal and three assists while Haileigh Brock, Macy Smith, Deshunna Bowles and Krista Hatfield had one goal apiece. Other team members were Ally Bloxham, Rachel Taylor, Grace Taylor, Lametriana Byrd, Ava Lonberg, Emily Zavala and Vanessa Stewart. Barron, Bowles, Bloxham, Bishop, Macy Smith, Samiya Smith, Flewellen, Lanier, Zavala and Brock will all be freshmen on the high school team next season and are expected to challenge for playing time immediately.

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