PHS girls falter against Mountain View, Lyman

Otto I. Eovaldi

Powell Higher School girls’ soccer dropped two a lot more games last weekend, slipping to Mountain See and Lyman on Friday and Saturday. The Panthers dropped the very first match of the weekend 3- versus the Buffalos and lost 1- to the Eagles the following working day.

Though they couldn’t come absent with a acquire, the Panthers competed far better than they have all year. 

Against Mountain Watch, the Panthers surrendered just two targets in the first half, despite playing against the wind. PHS head coach Kaitlin Loeffen seen improvement from her defense’s again line. 

“Wyoming weather conditions always provides an exciting element to the sport, and I felt our defensive line modified properly,” Loeffen explained. “They judged very long balls and performed quite a few runs out the end line recognizing Mountain View’s offense would not get to them. Their communication was vital to restricting offensive chances I am quite proud of their tough operate.”

In the two matches, the Panthers logged photographs on objective and stored the scorelines nearer than most other contests this year. PHS scored a purpose in the Lyman game, but it was called again thanks to offsides. 

“Offensively the females are starting up to click on and achieve self-confidence in themselves,” Loeffen said. “I feel they are viewing their tough get the job done shell out off and the significance of initial touch and combinations.”

The coach was happy of her team’s tenacity in the slim loss to the Eagles. 

“Our crew put collectively their ideal functionality however in opposition to Lyman,” Loeffen stated. “As devastating as a close reduction can be, I just can’t express how happy I was of our ladies’ hard work. They played an total 80 minutes and fought for virtually just about every ball.”

With Saturday’s tilt getting so shut, Loeffen thinks it could improve her squad’s aggressive spirit.

“The expertise is priceless,” she claimed. “We get as a staff we lose as a staff. We will maintain combating, as we know we definitely only drop if we give up. The ladies experienced a taste for victory and with fifty percent the time remaining they are all set to show their improvement.”

Though Loeffen explained there were numerous ladies who stood out towards Mountain Check out and Lyman, the coach singled out Mary Shopa, who played her initial varsity match on Saturday.

“Her hard work is relentless, and her speed is a thing we pretty significantly need,” Loeffen reported. “I am thrilled to see her ball techniques boost.”

With the loss, Powell is now -8 over-all this calendar year. The Panthers upcoming consider the pitch at 3 p.m. Friday, when they face Lander Valley on the highway, followed by a house take a look at in opposition to Pinedale the up coming working day. 

During this week, Loeffen mentioned, “we will keep on doing work on finishing and capitalizing on every prospect we get in front of the internet.”

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