Starkville Academy girls soccer

Meredith Reed (12) and her Starkville Academy teammates defend against Pillow Academy during the second half of Thursday night’s soccer playoff match.

Starkville Academy experienced injury and illness in the regular season, then it faced a two-hour weather delay, overtime and a penalty kick shootout to win a 1-0 decision in the first round of the playoffs on Tuesday night.

The run came to an end on Thursday night with a 4-0 loss to the Pillow Academy Lady Mustangs at the Starkville Sportsplex, but coach John Morgan was proud of the Lady Vols. Starkville Academy can hang its hat on a Division II East championship and an appearance in the second round of the Division II playoffs.

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