The Mason County Girl Royals met a powerful Bourbon County soccer workforce on Wednesday.
The Girl Colonels acquired out forward of the Girl Royals early, scoring one objective 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 enjoying aggressively. Their one allowed objective this half had them doing every little thing of their energy to stop the Girl Colonels from pulling any additional forward. Girl Royals head coach Amy Cottam recommended her groups protection, however felt they wanted to be extra aggressive offensively.
“I assumed we did a wonderful job defending, an excessive amount of defending for my part. Typically we acquired caught out of place typically and two of the targets we didn’t step to it. So, it’s simply these little issues we have to clear up and simply make certain everyone’s on the identical web page and stepping to them.” stated coach Cottam.
The Girl Royals would discover their footing on the offense within the second half, scoring their first and solely objective 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 workforce has the flexibility to attain extra factors than they do on the sphere, however are nonetheless nervous to take the shot. The workforce has a strong mixture of skilled juniors and seniors, in addition to younger incoming freshmen and sophomores. Because the season progresses and the workforce learns tips on how to compete alongside one another extra easily, the workforce’s offense might be a powerful one to defend.
“We simply want to drag the set off a bit bit extra. Like I stated we’ve acquired some gamers in several positions, we’ve acquired loads of freshmen upcoming so we’re making an attempt to get all of them to gel and blend collectively. I believe general they’ve performed a very good job with tonight’s recreation, there’s tons to construct on, there’s tons to enhance on however it is a good step, it’s a very good place to begin for us.” stated 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 targets, to guide 4-1 over the Girl Royals. Each workforce’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 house area 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 targets.
Regardless of a tricky begin to the season, coach Cottam was happy with the groups efficiency, and has a constructive outlook for the remainder of the 12 months.
“Total I felt it went very well in comparison with final years recreation. I do know it’s totally different groups, totally different seasons, however I felt that we performed effectively within the formation. We’re making an attempt to coach in several positions for a few of them so, general I assumed it was a great first recreation out for us.” stated coach Cottam.
The Girl Royals might be again in motion once more at house on Monday, taking up the Calvary Christian Girl Cougars, a workforce 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.