The Mason County Girl Royals met a robust Bourbon County soccer crew on Wednesday.
The Girl Colonels bought out forward of the Girl Royals early, scoring one aim within the first half. Mason County’s offense could be unable to reply within the first half, and headed into the second down 1-0. Regardless of this, the Girl Royals protection was taking part in aggressively. Their one allowed aim this half had them doing every part of their energy to forestall the Girl Colonels from pulling any additional forward. Girl Royals head coach Amy Cottam counseled her groups protection, however felt they wanted to be extra aggressive offensively.
“I assumed we did a superb job defending, an excessive amount of defending for my part. Generally we bought caught out of place generally and two of the objectives we didn’t step to it. So, it’s simply these little issues we have to clear up and simply be sure that everyone’s on the identical web page and stepping to them.” mentioned coach Cottam.
The Girl Royals would discover their footing on the offense within the second half, scoring their first and solely aim of the sport. Sophomore Eden Abshire would make contact to ship the ball previous the goalie, scoring for the Girl Royals of their first outing of the season.
Coach Cottam believes that the crew has the flexibility to attain extra factors than they do on the sphere, however are nonetheless nervous to take the shot. The crew has a strong mixture of skilled juniors and seniors, in addition to younger incoming freshmen and sophomores. Because the season progresses and the crew learns easy methods to compete alongside one another extra easily, the crew’s offense can be a robust one to defend.
“We simply want to drag the set off a little bit bit extra. Like I mentioned we’ve bought some gamers in numerous positions, we’ve bought numerous freshmen upcoming so we’re making an attempt to get all of them to gel and blend collectively. I feel general they’ve accomplished a extremely good job with tonight’s recreation, there’s heaps to construct on, there’s heaps to enhance on however it is a good step, it’s a extremely good place to begin for us.” mentioned coach Cottam.
Bourbon County would proceed to drag forward of Mason County within the second half, regardless of their offense starting to make strikes towards closing the hole.
Within the closing forty minutes of the sport, the Girl Colonels scored three extra objectives, to steer 4-1 over the Girl Royals. Each crew’s performed aggressively, however Mason County was unable to catch as much as the Girl Colonels, and suffered their first lack of the common season. Final 12 months when the Girl Royals and Girl Colonels met, it was on Bourbon County’s residence discipline during which the Girl Colonels pulled forward with a 7-1 win over Mason County. Though they got here away with it this recreation, Mason County defended them higher and allowed three fewer objectives.
Regardless of a troublesome begin to the season, coach Cottam was pleased with the groups efficiency, and has a constructive outlook for the remainder of the 12 months.
“Total I felt it went rather well in comparison with final years recreation. I do know it’s totally different groups, totally different seasons, however I felt that we performed properly within the formation. We’re making an attempt to coach in numerous positions for a few of them so, general I assumed it was a very good first recreation out for us.” mentioned coach Cottam.
The Girl Royals can be again in motion once more at residence on Monday, taking over the Calvary Christian Girl Cougars, a crew that defeated Mason County 1-0 of their first match up final season. With a loss below their belts, the Girl Royals will undoubtedly be making an effort to come back out on high this time round.