Close loss under the lights for girls soccer

girls-soccer-1

By Jaime Thomas

Though they haven’t yet seen a win, the Golden Horde girls soccer team is staying enthusiastic this season.

The team had two games last week, one in which the girls held the line nearly steady and one that was a bit more of a loss.

Wednesday was the girls’ lights-week game, where they took a 1-0 hit to Salem.

“The girls’ spirits were high; they were fun. Too bad we couldn’t post a win,” Coach Jane Havens said. Play was evenly matched for much of the first half, with the ball regularly switching back and forth between offensive lines.

A damp field made for slippery play, but the Horde tried earnestly to make a score and continually closed in on Salem’s goal.

With minutes to go before the half, though, Salem’s Lauren Waszk was able to break away from the pack and net one. That single goal was enough to seal Salem’s win, as the second half remained scoreless.

Havens said she was grateful to Athletic Director Steve Palmer for the program and the grounds crew for the pink stripes they laid out on the field.

“What a cool experience playing soccer under the lights,” she said.

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the girls took a less evenly matched loss to Hoosick Falls at 10-0.

Though Granville goalkeeper Gabby Hilder was able to save 11 shots on goal, the Panthers were still able to net five in the first half and five more in the second.

Last week’s games left the Horde 0-8 in the league and 0-9 overall. The girls will host Greenwich tomorrow afternoon at 4:15 p.m.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Weekender – 08/28/15

Lakes Classifieds – 08/28/15

Lakes Region Freepress – 08/28/15

Northshire Freepress – 08/28/15

Classifieds 08/27/15

Washington County Fair in full swing

407624_345593242132090_322483287_n

By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work

Bridge

By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline

DSC_1921

By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

Schulz 2

By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

Lawn sale 006

By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

Recycled teens applauded

By Christina Scanlon Nine honorary members of the Mettowee Valley Senior Citizens were honored last week at a luncheon filled […]