Ellis Middle Seals Another Unbeaten Soccer Season
Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 6, 2013
By Brian Pitts
Davie Enterprise Record
The Ellis girls soccer team finishing first is the sun rising in the east. Opponents have to live with it.
When the Jaguars buried South Davie 4-1 in last week’s championship game, the Jaguars had a perfect record for the second year in a row and an undefeated record for the third straight year. They went 9-0-1 in 2011, 12-0 in 2012 and 10-0 this year. They are 43-1-1 over the last four years.
Leah Reynolds, the first-year coach, had both the easiest and the toughest job in the county. Sure, she was loaded with talent. But on the flip side, one slip-up could make for a down year by Ellis standards.
“I knew I had a lot to live up to,” Reynolds said. “I had been told that the girls soccer team was a powerhouse. This made me both very nervous and excited.
“As a coach I feel like the team had some really fun times both at practices and during games. I won’t forget the feeling of the team winning that (championship) game and being so proud of the Ellis Lady Jags for having another undefeated season and letting me be apart of it.”
In the final regular-season game, South Davie put up a Herculean effort in a 4-3 home loss to Ellis. The Jaguars won the first meeting 5-0, but the 17th win over South in as many tries was not easy …