Varsity Girls Soccer
2017: GHSA Second Round
2016: Area Champions and GHSA Single A State Champion (17-1 record)2015: Area Champions and GHSA Runner Up
2014: Area Champions and GHSA Final Four
2013: GHSA Runner Up
2012: Area Champions and GHSA Runner Up
2011: Area Champions and GHSA Final Four
2006: GISA Region Champions
2005: GISA Region Champions
2004: GISA Region Champions
2003: GISA Region Champions
(2020 Team Picture by Edge Photo Studios)
The varsity girls soccer team from Fellowship Christian School has now won five out of its last six games.
Sophomore Cate Hardin scored an FCS record-breaking eight goals in a 10-0 Area win at Saint Francis in Alpharetta on March 12. The game ended a few minutes into the second half.
Senior Ellie Jackson finished on the end of a wonderful move and an assist for Hardin, who played a perfectly weighted pass into her path Jackson outran the defender and slotted past the advancing goalkeeper. Lillie Ward scored the opening goal, on a strong persistent effort, following up on a deflected shot to finish at the back post.
It was another shutout for keeper Emma Jones, who recorded a great save in the first half when she leaped up and caught a ball headed towards the upper corner.
With the win, the Lady Paladins improved to 2-1 in Area games and 5-2 in varsity games.
“I was so pleased and proud of the girls today,” head coach Andy Trevers said. “We entered this game with 11 players and by the Lord’s protection we left with 11 healthy players. The girls work rate and persistence paid off, however it must be noted that Saint Francis girls battled gallantly. Although Lillie Ward scored an early goal, for the next 15 minutes it seemed it was going to take a miracle to break down the Saint Francis defensive unit. Their goalkeeper recorded multiple great saves and the Saint Francis players were sacrificing their bodies to deny FCS another goal.”
Fellowship finally broke through again and then tallied six additional goals before the half to go in with an 8-0 lead. Hardin scored two quick unanswered goals at the beginning of the second half to complete the contest. She finished the play very strongly.
“With the events of the last few weeks and decisions to close down most school systems, we are praying for everyone as they navigate the next few weeks and supernatural wisdom and discernment for the governing bodies who have some challenging decision to make in the coming weeks,” Trevers said.
Girls soccer team wins Scrimmage at Mt. Bethel
The Fellowship Girls Soccer team played a return match against Mount Bethel Christian Academy on March 10 at Franklin Gateway Sport Complex in Marietta.
The game ended up being played as a JV contest, which was discussed between the two coaching staff’s prior to the contest taking place. It was fully agreed upon at game time that this would be a JV contest.
This was an exciting opportunity that was presented, which allowed us to bring up seven eighth-grade girls to participate with players from the varsity squad.
“It was a wonderful opportunity to see this group come together and see our varsity players love on these sweet eighth-grade girls,” head coach Andy Trevers said.
The game was played in great spirit, with only eighth- and ninth-grade players being fielded by Fellowship, all of which played significant minutes and gave good contributions throughout the match.
Fellowship ran out 8-0 winners of the game with goals by Avery Paulson (three), Rachel Williamson (three) and Raines Harvard (two).
“There were so many positives in my opinion to this whole event,” Trevers said. “I am not sure what was the most joyous and rewarding, the game itself, or watching the preparation over a few days of how these high school players loved on, prayed for and encouraged our eighth-grade players. I am so grateful to our middle school coaches and parents who supported this effort. I hope and pray we have more opportunities like this as the FCS Soccer program continues to grow.”
In the game itself, coach Trevers said: “the style of play was good and the ball movement at times was fantastic. There are always things we can improve of course, but all of the players contributed well, and can tell you it is an exciting future for FCS soccer.”
Lady Paladins Drop Area Opener at Home
The varsity girls soccer team from Fellowship Christian School fought hard in its Area opener.
The Lady Paladins fell 3-1 to Mount Pisgah Christian School at Bob Lord Field on March 3.
Sophomore Cate Hardin scored with 14:46 left in the first half to tie the game at 1-1. Dani Chesbrough scored the first goal for the Lady Patriots at 15:49.
Hardin’s goal capped her long run covering most of the field on a finishing shot while being covered by a pair of Lady Patriot defenders.
Mount Pisgah scored twice more in the second half, including a goal scored off a corner kick 2:52 into the second half. Kayla Mumma closed the scoring at 21:21.
"After a very evenly contested first half, where both teams left golden chances to add to their score, both teams fought hard to gain superiority, but we arrived at half time." head coach Andy Trevers said. "Pisgah stamped some authority at the beginning of the second half and found the lead early and held that momentum. We could never really regain an attacking momentum in the second half, but continued to work hard to change that. We have had a couple of games where our momentum has changed in the second half, so we are looking at what is triggering that. We will work to change that when we enter the field on Friday night."
Fellowship Girls Post Shutout Victory
The varsity girls soccer team from Fellowship Christian School won for the third straight time on a cold night at Bob Lord Field.
Fellowship (3-1 overall) posted a 9-0 victory in a non-Area contest against Mt. Bethel Christian Academy on Feb. 28.
Six different Lady Paladins scored goals, including two apiece from seniors Alisha Benbow and Ellie Jackson.
“We were pleased with the consistency of our performance this evening, maintaining good possession rhythms and scoring early,” head coach Andy Trevers said. “We challenged the players in a number of different ways to take them outside their comfort zones, and we were pleased with their response. But what I was most proud of was the sportsmanship and character they showed. They played with class and dignity.”
The Lady Paladins were credited with a goal as Mt. Bethel had an own goal just 1:01 into the game.
Sophomore Maggie Lee scored at 38:28, followed by goals by junior Maddie Creekmore (37:50) and Benbow at 19:24 and 18:14. Junior Lindsay Young closed out the first half scoring to make it 6-0 with a tally at 16:06.
In the second half, Jackson scored a pair of goals at 31:38 and 26:52. Senior Lillie Ward fired home a goal at 29:52.
Jackson assisted Benbow’s second tally.
Senior Emma Jones kept a clean sheet. It was Fellowship’s third straight shutout win.
Lady Paladins Post 6-0 Victory at Providence
Cate Hardin posted another strong offensive game to lead the victorious varsity girls soccer team from Fellowship Christian School.
The sophomore scored three goals and assisted two others in the first half to lead the Lady Paladins to a 6-0 shutout victory in a non-Area contest played at Vaught Stadium on the campus of Providence Christian Academy on Feb. 21.
Also in the first half, senior RJ Winchester added a goal and one assist. Senior Lillie Ward scored a goal and sophomore Maggie Lee recorded an assist as the Lady Paladins opened up a 5-0 halftime lead.
Senior Ellie Jackson scored a second-half goal for FCS, now 2-1 overall. It was the team’s second straight shutout win. Emma Jones, a senior, kept the clean sheet.
“We were very happy with the rhythm of play the girls set in the first half on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, our shape, ball movement and getting into dangerous areas quickly was very good and led to scoring some well worked team goals," head coach Andy Trevers said. "It was a very well controlled first 40 minutes. The second half was a different story, while we still had a lot of the ball, our execution became somewhat sloppy in comparison to the first half. In addition, Providence began to get some traction of possession in sections of the game and were much more threatening to the FCS goal than in the first half."
Lady Paladins Post 6-0 Victory over Landmark Christian Sophomore Cate Hardin led the way for the varsity girls soccer team from Fellowship Christian School in its first victory of the season.
On Feb. 11, Hardin scored four times and Fellowship posted a 6-0 win over Landmark Christian School at Peachtree City MOBA’s turf soccer stadium. The game was moved to Peachtree City due to wet weather conditions at Landmark’s home field.
FCS (1-1 overall) opened up a 4-0 halftime lead.
Sophomore newcomer Maggie Lee and senior Lillie Ward scored one goal apiece for FCS.
The game was played during steady rain.