After falling to Columbus and Alexander in their first two Region 5-AAAA games of the season, LaGrange broke through for a 4-1 victory over Fayette County Friday night at Callaway Stadium.
The Lady Grangers (3-5 overall) improved to 1-2 in the region.
“We didn’t play too well. We could have played a lot better,” LaGrange head coach Rusty Cook said. “But that’s all right. We got a region win out of it.”
The Lady Grangers did all of their scoring in the first half.
Cassidy Kemp scored three goals, giving her 10 goals in eight games this season.
Cami Furgeson added another goal on a penalty kick.
LaGrange led 4-1 at the half, and neither team found the net in the second half.
LaGrange will be back home on Thursday against Smiths Station before returning to region play on March 19 at Carrollton.
In the boys’ game, Jackson Fagundes knocked home the winning penalty kick, giving LaGrange a 1-0 victory over Fayette County in a region showdown.
The game was scoreless through regulation, and then through 10 minutes of overtime.
It then came down to penalty kicks, with each side getting five kicks.
Fayette County made its first kick, and LaGrange’s Michael Brackett then drilled his penalty kick to tie it.
On Fayette’s second attempt, LaGrange goal keeper Michael Coffman came through with a big save, and James Hutton then converted his kick to give the Grangers a 2-1 lead.
Both team missed their third kicks, and Fayette’s fourth attempt missed as well.
That meant if Fagundes could make his kick, the match would be over.
Fagundes’ kick found the net, and the Grangers had the win to even their region record at 1-1.