Blackford’s girls soccer team continues to improve and is going through a stretch of games playing extremely well. Friday night the Lady Bruins dominated a road game at Mississinewa, but came up just short in a 1-0 game.
“This game was ours, we controlled the entire game,” said BHS Coach Abby Whetsel. “Literally a ten second lapse allowed the only goal of the game.”
The lone goal of the game came with :37 left in the first half when the Lady Indians took advantage of the Lady Bruins in the middle of a miscommunication with a defensive switch leaving goalie Jaycie Sones one-on-one with the Mississinewa striker. A perfectly placed shot in the corner would give the Lady Indians a 1-0 lead into the half.
According to BHS coaches, the game would be one of the most physical games Blackford has played. Three yellow cards on the Lady Indians and one on the Lady Bruins, all in the second half, would show the drive and determination each team had. However, the Lady Bruins never lost composure and never backed down.
“We fought hard the entire game,” noted coach Whetsel.
Gabby Henderson, Layla Pennington, Helen Whitesell, Becca Parsons, Josselyn Schick, Sophie Jennerjahn all had shots on goal. Multiple corner kicks by Henderson were on point, but the ball just couldn’t find its way into the goal.
The second half was more of the same with Blackford controlling the ball for the majority of the half. BHS got shot after shot on goal, but could not capitalize on the opportunituies.
In the end, Blackford outs hot the Lady Indians 28-10, but the scoreboard found the Lady Bruins on the short end of a 1-0 game.
“We are playing extremely well in our last two games,” noted Coach Whetsel. “When we go out and leave it all on the field, regardless of the outcome, we have nothing to be ashamed of.”
The Lady Bruins, now 2-5, are at home Monday night against Wapahani.