COVINGTON — The three Lady Eagles senior soccer players finished their final game at home with a big win as they defeated Henry County 4-0 on Tuesday at Homer Sharp Stadium.
Senior Lexi Langford, who is normally a defender and midfielder, got to start at the goalkeeper position for the first time as she led the Eastside girls (2-11 overall, 0-7 Region 8-AAAA) to their shutout win of the season.
The other two seniors, Becka McKelvey and Alex Morvik, also made their presence felt as they scored a pair of goals for the Lady Eagles.
McKelvey scored the only goal the Lady Eagles would need off a corner kick from sophomore Morgan Green with 15:42 left in the first half. Morvik, who had been playing keeper for most of the season, made her return to the field putting the ball into the net with 1:34 left in the match. The goal by Morvik was her second goal of the season.
Sophomore Hannah Alwes became the 10th Lady Eagles player to score a goal this year. Her first goal of the season came with 6:13 left in the first stanza to push the Eastside lead to 2-0 at the half.
Langford made a significant save less than four minutes into the second half on a shot off a breakaway that she got her hands on and managed to deflect out of bounds to preserve the shutout.
Although play was dominated by the Lady Eagles, Henry County (1-10 overall, 1-3 Region 2-AAA) got countless outstanding plays from their keeper to keep the War Hawks in the game until Green and Morvik scored goals in the last 4:02 of the contest. Lexi Thompson replaced Langford at keeper with 14 minutes left and made one save to preserve the shutout while Langford contributed to the final offensive push that netted the two late goals.