GPS eighth grader Kallie West provides game-winner in 1-0 victory over Chattanooga Christian

Staff photo by Matt Hamilton / CCS players defend as GPS (33) Kennedy Ball fires a shot at the goal at Girls Preparatory School on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

The GPS soccer team showed off its experience on both ends of the pitch in Tuesday's hard fought home battle against Chattanooga Christian.

Senior back line defenders Megan Jones and Ally McVay stood out as they helped the Bruisers claim a 1-0 shutout in a Division II-AA East region match where GPS had a telling 22-3 shot advantage -- allowing only one shot on target.

"We have years of experience on the back line, so we know how to encourage and help the rest of the team," said Jones, who is a fourth-year starter. "We can also be playmakers. We pride ourselves on connecting with our midfielders and forwards. We are focused and are really working hard to make this a memorable season."

GPS (8-1-1) was also led by a fearsome senior front line of Sasha Carbone, Kennedy Ball and Hayden Wise, who were challenged by a youthful and budding opponent in CCS (11-2-2).