Rugby Middle School played a tough game at home against Smoky Mountain Middle School. The Mustangs were able to open a quick 1-0 lead in the first half, and they held it through several minutes of the second half, and then on a great kick, they padded their lead with another score took a 2-0 lead over the Raiders.
The Rugby Raiders were not to be kept down, and almost immediately the girls scored a goal to bring the score back to within 1. From there on they got the ball and stayed in control. With about 8 minutes to go in the game, the Raiders scored the tying goal, allowing the clock to wind down at the end of regulation with a 2-2 tie. In the second period of overtime, the Raiders scored with about 2 minutes left to the jubilation of the fans all around the field.
The Raiders will continue their unblemished season on their quest to take the conference championship on Wednesday where they play Hendersonville. Good luck Rugby!
Photos of the game can be found below (registration required).8
PS: If you know a senior, let them know that I’d love to talk to them about senior portraits!