A successful penalty kick 4:30 into Tuesday night?s road trip to Fort Madison was all the Bloodhounds needed to defeat the Fairfield girls? soccer team, unfortunately, there were four more goals scored by the home team.
Katie McLain, Ella Pollet, Alie Kensett, Clare Else and Kristin Burnstedt combined for six shots on goal with three coming in each half. Senior Kelsey Hollander stopped eight shots on goal, with the five scores for Fort Madison coming in the 5th, 21st, 31st, 61st and 63rd minutes.
?Our game play of attack first and hold the lead didn?t work in our favor tonight,? said Head Coach Brittany Winslow. ?We fought a strong wind in the first half and we rely on sending the ball up the field and hoping someone is quick enough to make a run.? She concluded, ?We?re still working on possessing the ball and working cohesively.?
The Trojans won the second game 2-0 over the Bloodhounds with Mahayla Mellot and Katie McLain scoring the two goals. Both were assisted by Lulu Miller while Trisha Westphal had three saves.
After winning three straight, the varsity?s loss brings their record to 5-5 overall and 3-3 in Southeast Conference play with games remaining at home, Thursday versus Oskaloosa and Monday May 14 against Keokuk.