Soccer slips at home

CJ Warson · Wednesday, May 31, 2017
On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the lady Comets’ soccer team was celebrating senior night as the seniors took the field one last time at home.

On a wet, slick field that took on rain during the day, the girls played the Mustangs of Mt. Vernon.

After last week’s loss in Clinton, the seniors were trying to help their team get back in the win column as they fell to 8-4 on the season. However, the Comets dug themselves a hole early on in the game that they wouldn’t be able to come out of, losing 5-2.

First Half

To start off with the ball was West Liberty, but the first team to strike was Mt. Vernon. About six minutes into the game the Mustangs scored the first goal of the game.

Ten minutes later, the Comets found themselves down by two as Mt. Vernon scored the second goal of the game.

Soon after, Mt. Vernon tried to make a play to go up by three as, Samantha Moss, and Grace Krapfl tried to connect on a corner kick. The attempted kick had too much power on it and the ball overshot the goal.

Still down by two, nearing the 14th minute, the Comets played tight defense as the Mustangs tried to push the ball back into their goal.

Two minutes later, the Mustangs had gotten too deep into Comet territory. The Mustangs would have a lucky wide open shot as the ball was kicked in the air and head-butted into the Comet’s goal.

After a long period of trying to do something on offense, the Comets stayed competitive trying to do whatever they could to score before the half.

However, they would go down deeper on the scoreboard as the Mustangs scored their fourth goal of the game with just under four minutes to go.

The Comets had one final attempt. With a minute and a half left, Samantha Ramirez had a wide open shot that went off the goalie’s hands and over the goal.

Second Half

In the second half, the Comets’ offense and defense came to life as they brought more pressure onto the Mustang’s defense.

To begin the half, Mt. Vernon started off with the ball, but it was senior, Hadalyn Anderson that tried to make something happen early. Anderson made her way down to the goal, but the Mustang defense kept her from putting a point on the board.

Soon after, Anderson had another attempt on a corner kick, but wouldn’t come away with a point once again.

On another attempt, it would be Seele this time that took a nice hard shot at the goal. The Mustang goalie couldn’t quite get a grasp on it, but still kept the ball from going in and kept it in play.

At just under the 15th minute, Anderson took her third shot at the goal and finally put her team on the board now down (4-1).

This score got the Comet offense excited as not long after their first score, Anderson would go for another score coming up on ten minutes to play. This put them closer, but still a ways away from winning this one, still down by two.

Even when the Comets showed a little bit of life and hope to come out on top in this one, the air was taken out of them late.

With just over three minutes to go, Hayley Corkin of Mt. Vernon would attempt a penalty kick to seal the deal. This would put the Mustangs up by three again making the final score (5-2) slipping to 8-5 on the season.

The lady Comets team will return to action again on Tuesday, May 30 as they will take on the Regals of Regina at 4:30 p.m.
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