Girls soccer team has letdown in losing opener

Sean C. Morgan

Of The New Era

The Husky girls soccer team let up for a few minutes and dug itself a three-point loss against Lebanon to start its season on Sept. 12.

The Huskies faced Lebanon at home.

“They scored three goals in eight minutes,” Coach Eric Markell said. The Huskies fought off a fairly constant Lebanon attack for a 0-0 halftime score.

In the second half, Lebanon scored after two minutes then scored again at five minutes and 10 minutes to establish a 3-0 lead.

“Other than that, we had 72 minutes of good soccer,” Markell said.

Lebanon probably outshot the Huskies 3-1, Markell said. “Jill (Wilson) did really good in the goal.”

“We had a lot of fast breaks,” Markell said. “Our forwards are so fast our mids couldn’t keep up with them. That created a gap.”

When defenders would collapse on the Husky forwards, there was no one to help the forwards out; and the ball was soon back under Lebanon’s control.

The team is still trying different players in different positions, Markell said.