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FARMER’S KORNER – There wasn’t much head coach Tommy Gogolen could say after his team’s 7-0 loss to Evergreen.
“They know what to do,” the coach said of his players. “They just need to do it.”
The Summit High girls’ soccer team struggled from the opening kick of Wednesday’s match at Climax Molybdenum Field at Tiger Stadium.
Evergreen scored three goals in the first 10 minutes and another two before halftime, and Summit could never recover.
“Our first half, we had a problem with our forwards, and they didn’t pressure at all,” Gogolen said. “(Evergreen) just came right up the middle every time.”
Although the Tigers played a solid second half, holding Evergreen to just two goals, Summit didn’t muster much offense.
Freshman Katy Peoples had the Tigers’ best scoring opportunity, racing to the ball in front of the Evergreen goal. Peoples didn’t quite get a shot off, as the opposing goalie deflected the ball back away from the net.
In the loss, Gogolen was pleased with the play of seniors Kelly McDonald and Kaitie Pusey and also credited Hanna Banks with playing hard through an injury.
The Tigers wrap up the season today at The Mine, when they play host to Elizabeth High School – a team, Gogolen said, the Tigers could steal a win from.
“They’re a solid team and having a good season, a better season than they usually have, but I think our girls can compete,” he said. “They can definitely make it a game if they show up.”
The game will start at 4 p.m.
The Summit High girls’ lacrosse team may have been caught looking ahead Wednesday in their game against St. Mary’s Academy.
With a game Friday to determine the league title in the back of their minds, the Tigers struggled defensively and with ground balls and lost 9-5 on the road.
“Defensively, we broke down a bit, and that killed us,” SHS head coach Kristin Elliott said. “We just have to come out and play to our potential.”
Senior Katy Aceto led the Summit offense with two goals, while Bri Barto, Ivy Marshall and Haly Anderson each had one.
Freshman Chelsea Christianson made a number of key saves in goal for the Tigers.
“She was really aggressive, and that was great to see,” Elliott said of her rookie goaltender.
The Tigers (11-3) now can shift their entire focus to Friday’s game against Fruita-Monument, in which a win will clinch a title and a spot in the state playoffs.
“Hopefully, we learned a lot and we can carry that into Friday’s game,” Elliott said.
The title tilt is slated to start at 4 p.m. at The Mine.
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