Grace Christian soccer wins 4-1

Published 8:37 pm Tuesday, August 23, 2011

BRYCE McQUAID of the Grace Christian Academy Cougars soccer team works through traffic, as Chase Harris comes to assist.|Submitted photo

By JOE CRINE

Sports Editor

Coach Ken Bailey’s Grace Christian Academy Cougars soccer team opened their season with a 4-1 Tuesday, Aug. 16, victory over Byne Christian School of Albany at the Bainbrdge-Decatur County YMCA soccer field.

Kyle Harris, Grant McDonald, Jim Whitehead and Chase Harris all scored goals for the Cougars.

Following the game, Bailey expressed pleasure with the play of his teams offense and defense.

“Our offense moved the ball around and scored key goal after key goal,” he said. “Defensively we pretty well shut them down.

“The strong defensive effort was led by goalies Jim Whitehead and Grant McDonald and defenders Anderson Bailey, Ben Holden, Bryce McQuaid, Daniel Ray and Zyreese Guy.”

Bailey also liked the pressure his strikers applied on the Byne deffense throughout the game.

“Strikers Brent Warr and Josh Carnes kept pressure on the Byne defense throughout the game with strong support from mid fielders Austin McQuaid, Alex Ward, Chase Harris and Kyle Harris,” he said. “I couldn’t be prouder of our entire team. They hustled and gave it their all throughout the match.”

Joe Crine can be reached by e-mail at joe.crine@thepostsearchlight.com, or by telephone at (229) 246-2827, Ext. 116.