Thursday, September 24, 2009
Lady Pats lose 2-1
The Marshall Academy soccer team, coming off a big win over Manchester September 10, couldn’t match that intensity versus Magnolia Heights four days later.
The Class AA Lady Patriots lost 2-1 at home to the Class AAA Lady Chiefs on Monday, Sept. 14.
“We played with very little emotion today and couldn’t make the most of our opportunities,” coach Lance McGregor said.
Magnolia Heights scored early on a mix-up in the box.
“We just can’t afford to leave the ball in the middle of the field that long,” he said. “Our defense picked up from there and they only had two more shots on goal for the half.”
The Lady Chiefs scored again early in the second half to go up 2-0.
“They beat us deep with a long pass that our defender mishandled,” McGregor said.
Marshall got its lone goal from Amanda Rhea in the 61st minute of the contest.
“We had a couple of opportunities to tie but just missed on a couple shots by inches,” he said.
“Kristin Mynatt did a nice job in goal and again gave us a chance. Also I was pleased with the effort from Sara Walker and Ali Hutchens on defense. I asked a lot out of them because I moved Megan Isbell up to forward to try and counter their size.
“Our forwards are more athletic and talented than their backs, but we played intimidated most of the game and even though we had several shots on goal, we were settling for long shots instead of trying to work it inside.”
MA played Immanuel Monday and Bayou Tuesday.
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