The Grenada High School soccer teams closed the 2021-22 season on a pair of positive notes as both the boys and girls picked up wins over Winona and Lake Cormorant over the last couple of weeks.
Last Tuesday, the Chargers closed the season at 13-9 with a 4-3 win over the Class 5A Gators from Lake Cormorant. The girls had a battle in the opening match that ended with Grenada winning in a shoot out 4-3.
Against Winona in matches played Jan. 11, the girls won a 7-0 decision and the boys followed with a 6-0 victory. The Lady Chargers also finished the season with a 13-9 mark.
Sadie Stockton scored the lone goal in regulation for Grenada making it 1-0 in the second half. Lake Cormorant tied the game at 1-1 on a penalty kick.
In the shoot out, Allison Escobedo, Kate Blankenship, Katelyn Fulgham and Kelly Moran all had goals. Hannah Grace Jacks had four saves as the goalie.
“I thought our girls came out and battled hard for the entire contest,” coach Chris Miller said. “We had a solid season and I’m proud of our effort the entire season.”
The story of the night for the Chargers was a three-goal performance from senior Landon Waters. His first goal came near the end of first half to tie the game at 1-1 at intermission.
Lake Cormorant took a 2-1 lead and Grenada responded with two goals from Waters and one from Will Nisbett to take a 4-2 lead. Lake Cormorant added a later goal to account for the final margin.
“I’m super thankful for my seniors and what they mean to the program,” head coach Taylor Goode concluded. “They have left their mark on this program.”
Blankenship, a senior, paced Grenada with five goals and an assist in the shutout of Winona. Stockton finished with two goals and an assist. Chloe Gillis finished with an assist and Escobedo had two assists.
The Chargers had a pair of goals from Jaxon Moore in their shutout of the Tigers. Dylan Carnathan, Jacob Chavis, Nisbitt and Waters all had a goal and two assists. Thomas Kuhn and Charlie McAnally all had an assist.