Griffin improves to 3-6 overall and 3-3 in region play, good enough for fourth place in the region standings right now. Jonesboro falls to 2-6, 1-5 and is at the bottom of the pack.
All three of Griffin’s wins this season have been on the road.
Griffin’s Faith Lozano opened the scoring 10 minutes into the match off a shot deflection from teammate Madison Weems for the 1-0 lead. Rachel Mullis added the second goal 15 minutes later on a shot from 25 yards out off an assist from Christina Odom.
Odom scored the final goal of the match off a free kick from teammate Michelina Walcott. It was Odom’s team-leading fifth goal of the year and Walcott’s first assist of the season.
Lady Bears freshman Holly Middleton played well filling in the back Tuesday and Ami Peterman did well moving to the inside of the midfield. Griffin keeper Rayne Pilgrim had 5 saves and notched the very first shutout of her career. Griffin outshot Jonesboro 15-5.
The Lady Bears are back in action March 29 at 5 p.m., hosting non-region foe Jackson High (2-4) at Memorial Stadium.
Jonesboro 3, Griffin 1 (boys) — Christian Mendoza scored the only goal for the Bears in their 3-1 loss to the Jonesboro Cardinals in the late region soccer match Tuesday.
It’s the second straight match where Griffin has been held to one goal. The Bears now fall to 1-8 overall and 0-6 in Region 4-AAAA action.
Griffin hosts non-region foe Jackson (6-0) March 29 at 7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.