The Trojan girls’ soccer team lost 4-1 Thursday evening at Washington, something that hadn’t happened since 2012.
“This was our third game this week,” said head coach Brittany Winslow, “so they were pretty tired. There are some things that we have been working on and we need to keep working on them. We were trying to push those girls to the outside to keep them contained, but I think our girls were down tonight. I did not see a lot of fire in them.”
The Demons took a 1-0 lead with just under 11 minutes left in the first half, but Fairfield equalized it only :18 into the second half when Emily McAvan stole the ball dribbled in for the score.
Washington gained a 2-1 advantage with 27:39 left when they scored on a kick from 30 yards out that curved into the right corner.
Fairfield trailed 3-1 with Washington scored with 18:20 left when defender Narely Torrijos booted a corner kick into the goal from 25 yards out.
The Demons finalized the scoring with the final goal making it 4-1 late in the contest.
Is this regulation?
“It was kind of funky,” explained Winslow, “because this field is really short and narrow. It seems like our girls were just on top of each other and they did not know where to go. We talked about that at halftime because our center-mid just kept getting congested. It was almost like our defense just looked at each other and said who’s going to get it, then nobody would.”
“I have to give some props to Washington,” said Winslow. “They are doing super well this year. They have some good ball-handling. They have good shooters and they do a good job getting the ball to them. I am interested to see how Washington plays against Mount Pleasant. We went we went to PKs with them and I think Washington and Mount Pleasant seem to be the front-runners right now.”
Knoxville Tuesday at home