Lady Eagles stay unbeaten

Published 10:07 am Thursday, April 19, 2018

Prince Edward County High School’s varsity girls soccer team has a produced a thrilling 2018 season so far, with opponents — district and otherwise — still unable to come away with a win.

The Lady Eagles defeated host Buckingham County High School 3-1 on Tuesday to push their 2018 season record to 9-0, with the majority of the regular season now completed.

“It’s amazing!” Prince Edward Head Coach Madeline Buczek said of the achievement. “The team is a large majority of seniors, and I have really gotten to see each of them progress and improve in soccer and in school. The new players that have come out are all experienced and improving. It is really exciting to be undefeated in (the) regular season. This has definitely been one of the best records in Prince Edward girls varsity soccer (history).”

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Through Tuesday’s game, the Lady Eagles have earned victories over Nottoway High School, Bluestone High School, Randolph-Henry High School, Altavista Combined School, Park View High School, of South Hill, Goochland High School and Buckingham.

Prince Edward has outscored its opponents 54-9 and recorded four shutouts.

Players helping fuel the Lady Eagles’ win Tuesday against the Lady Knights were senior Natalie Cheyne, freshman Makylah Tillerson and senior Katelyn McAbee, each of whom scored a goal.

Prince Edward had a rematch against Park View on the road Thursday, and then the remainder of their regular season opponents include Bluestone, Randolph-Henry, Nottoway, Goochland and Buckingham.

Buczek identified the games against Bluestone and Goochland as two in particular that will give her an idea of where her team is at, developmentally, as it heads into the postseason.

“They are teams that we really work hard to win against,” she said. “I think both of those games will be really good soccer games.”

The Lady Eagles visit Bluestone on Monday at 5 p.m.