Soccer drops two CWAC games
Selah 8, Quincy 1
The difference: Jackrabbits coach Eric Nelson sounded decidedly more upbeat than the final score would suggest, as he believes his team played well despite the result in a road loss to Selah.
“We actually played a much better game than the score would suggest,” Nelson said. “Our top two players had to sit with injury after they collided head-to-head, with one suffering a concussion and the other a broken nose.”
The Vikings sprinted to a fast start, scoring four first-half goals. Giselle Hernandez added Quincy’s only goal in the 37th minute to cut the margin to 3-1.
“We had some pretty effective passes,” Nelson said. “We started to put passes together in good combinations, and from there we tried to spread out the field and increase our time in the attacking third. We’re still struggling to find people who can score goals, but it feels like we’re now taking what we learn in practice and implementing it into the game.”
This week the Jackrabbits have several areas of concern to improve upon in practice.
“We’ll work on holding our line and not backpedaling, and also coming up and pressuring the ball,” Nelson said. “We want to take a stand against teams that are charging on us and play more sound on defense.”
Highlights: Quincy — Giselle Hernandez (goal), Carla Beltran (24 saves). Selah — Madison Brownell (goal), Daisy Jikendall (3 goals), Carly Thompson (goal), Kendall Carlton (goal), MaryKate Henning (goal), Brianna Martinez (goal), Lilly Jikendall (2 saves). Shots — Quincy 4, Selah 31.
East Valley 7, Quincy 0
East Valley’s (1-0, 5-3) Taylor Plata had two goals and Selah won the CWAC opener 7-0 last Thursday.
Saves: Kenna Leach (EV) 2, Carla Beltran (Q) 11.
~World Sports Staff