The Covenant Academy Middle School soccer team looked to improve on its 5-1 record entering last Thursday’s matchup against Franklin Christian Academy at Pistole Park. The Lions prevailed, 3-1, and handed FCA its first loss of the season. The Lions are now sitting in a tie for second place with only a few weeks left in the regular season.
It was a close game from the start as both teams were defending well but the Lions got on the board first, 1-0, to take the early advantage. The Lions controlled the ball the rest of the half, keeping it to their side of the field and not letting FCA get behind the defense.
The Lions scored two more goals before the half ended and were in full control, 3-0, at the half. There were numerous shots on goal for the Lions to start the second half, but none found the back of the net. FCA didn’t take advantage of the missed goals thanks to stout defense by the Lions, keeping FCA away from the goal.
FCA scored with three minutes left, 3-1, but it was too late as the Lions ran out the clock to beat FCA and jump into second place in the standings.
The Lions had another matchup against Providence Christian Academy on Monday night at Pistole Park and won the game, 3-1 to put their record on the season at 7-1 and inch closer to the top spot, trailing Aaron Academy by one game in the Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference.