August 16, 2012
MA soccer squad
falls to Immanuel
The Marshall Academy soccer team struggled on a long road trip to Steens (near Columbus) last week.
The young Lady Pats fell 6-0 to Immanuel Christian and remained winless on the young season.
“We didn’t play very well as a team,” coach Lance McGregor said. “I felt it was a game we should have competed in a lot stronger. We seemed to be intimidated by their size.
“I would like to have seen the girls utilize their quickness a little more and we need to do a better job of playing to our advantages. We have some mental mistakes we need to improve on and that starts with me and has to move on down to the last player.”
He said he was very pleased with the Lady Pats’ defense.
“Beth Byard stepped up in the absence of Lori Simpson and provided stability,” McGregor said. “I really need one or two more girls to step up and compete so that we can utilize M.C. Hutchens more in an offensive role.”
“Our mids have to get better to give us a chance. They must do a better job of possessing the ball and take some pressure off the defense.”
He said Abby Sanders continues to play strong at the goalie position.
“The defense has played much better than the numbers show,” McGregor said.
The MA girls (0-4) will host Immanuel Thursday at 5 p.m. and then visit River Oaks (La.) for a doubleheader Saturday at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Next Tuesday, Aug. 21, the Lady Patriots will travel to Lee (Clarksdale) for a 5 p.m. contest.
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