After a long wait, Waynesville coach Mike Gow and his Lady Tigers began the 2013 season against Columbia-Hickman on Friday.

WAYNESVILLE – After a long wait, Waynesville coach Mike Gow and his Lady Tigers began the 2013 season against Columbia-Hickman on Friday.

The opening game of the season immediately resulted in barn-burning play. Two scoreless halves and two overtime periods were led by stellar defensive performances from Waynesville seniors Kaitlyn Winking and Jourdan Kilthau.

The Lady Tigers eventually lost 1-0 to a Hickman penalty kick, but the squad had a chance at redemption against Fatima on Saturday.

After such a close contest the night before, Waynesville's offense exploded Saturday. Sophomore Camia Blash netted 3 goals and tallied an assist while senior teammate Rhiannon Moore finished with 2 goals and 2 assists.

Overall the Tigers with an 8-0 victory over Fatima.

Gow praised several Lady Tigers for their defensive efforts during the contest.

"Alexandria Timmons had a solid performance on the back line [and] Kaley Carracci did the things she worked on during practice, which was good to see," Gow said.

Waynesville outshot Fatima 23-0 in Saturday's contest.

The Lady Tigers will play Helias at home today at 5 p.m.