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Gordon hosts preseason soccer match tonight

After tuneup scrimmages with Athena U17 and U18 teams from Concorde Fire earlier this week, the Gordon Lady Highlanders host a preason game tonight against Georgia Southwestern at the Gordon pitch. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. Regular season play begins Tuesday when Oxford College comes in for a 7 p.m. match. Head Coach Scott Henderson is looking forward to a strong season that features a roster of 11 sophomores and seven freshmen. ’We have the experience, strength and enthusiasm for this to be a great year,’ Henderson said. ‘I think all of our players are standouts and are hungry to win.’ Assisting Henderson on the field this year will be caoches Tim Conklin and Mason Henderson. In upcoming games, the Highlanders face Wesleyan College in Macon on Friday, Aug. 26 at 7 before returning for a two-game home stand hosting USC-Salkehatchie on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 6 and then South Georgia State College in a region match on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 7. Locals on the roster include sophomore keeper Sydney Moore and sophomore midfielder Brailey Davis, both of whom played at Lamar County. Freshman midfielder Blakelynn Williams played at Pike County.

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