Girls beat Red Devils at home
The Green River High School Lady Wolves Girls Soccer Team won its first game last Tuesday afternoon and is hoping for more wins this weekend.
With 3-1, the Lady Wolves beat the Evanston Lady Red Devils, however, the win didn’t come easily for them.
“We played good,” head coach Tracy Wyant said. “A win’s, a win.”
For 90 percent of the game, the Lady Wolves controlled the pace and dominated the game, she said. Even though the team was controlling the game, they just couldn’t get the ball into the net.
“We couldn’t buy a goal,” Wyant said. “We were in double digits big time for shots on goal.”
Most of the shots on goal were from close range, but weren’t going in. Wyant said the team just needed to take shots farther away from the goal.
In fact, the closest goal scored was from about the 18-yard line, which came from Taylor Stoeger.
“We needed to read their defense a little better,” Wyant said. “We needed more of a smart shot, not a hard shot.”
Wyant said she just knew it they would make a mistake the other team would score even though they were playing way better soccer than they were. Sometimes a game seems to go that way. The Lady Wolves were taking shots about 20 to the Lady Red Devils one shot, but they weren’t going in.
Once the girls settled down and got rid of their nerves, they scored goals. It took about 70 minutes of play before the first goal.
“They play much better when they can get their nerves under control,” Wyant said.
Chezney Mamalis made the other two goals for the team.
With a big tournament coming up this weekend, Wyant is glad to have three of her injured players back, one keeper and two field. However, she is still going to need some JV players to come up to the team for the Southwest Invite, which takes place in Green River. Wyant didn’t have a schedule yet, but figured the Lady Wolves could play three to four games a day.
She said that’s a lot of games, especially for those coming back from injuries, which is why she needs some JV players.
“We cannot afford any more injuries,” Wyant said.
The girls competed against Kelly Walsh Tuesday, losing to the Lady Trojans 7-1.