Soccer girls fall to Molalla, Sisters

A lack of players bit into the Husky girls soccer action last week.

Coach Eric Markell said the team, which has been playing with barely enough players, was shorthanded in games against Molalla and Sisters due to grade problems.

“It was grade check day last week and we lost some people,” Coach Markell said. “We didn’t have any subs. It’s hard to play established teams without enough players.”

The Huskies lost to Molalla 8-1 on Monday and to the Sisters Outlaws 8-0 on Thursday. Both games were on the road.

Amber Erickson scored the only Husky goal in the second half of the Molalla game.

Against Sisters, the Huskies had only nine players.

“Sisters is a good team and we had only nine players,” Coach Markell said. “I found out about 20 minutes before we were to leave town.”

Coach Markell said that off and on the Huskies had chances to score with breakaway moves but couldn’t get the job done.

Monday the Huskies were to play Gervais, a squad Coach Markell said they should be able to defeat.

“The good news is that very few of our girls had any soccer experience coming into this season,” Coach Markell said. “They have learned so much since the first of the season. We don’t have any seniors, so next year, these girls should bring a lot of experience back with them.”