The soccer match was there for either team to take.
Prep and Gilbert Highland had their share of opportunities on Friday night
(Jan. 10) at Highland. The Gators could not capitalize but Highland did,
scoring twice after a scoreless first half for a 2-0 victory.
has a 4-4-1 overall record and Highland is at 6-4-1.
had hoped to build on a bit of momentum gained from a 1-1 tie against highly
regarded Scottsdale Chaparral on Wednesday (Jan. 8) and now will have a chance
to regroup before their next match, on Jan. 17 at home against Tempe Corona del
broke through on the chilly evening with only 4:16 gone in the second half on a
goal by Kylee Holstad after a scramble in front of the goal.
Barb Chura said her team had the chance to tie it up on a few occasions shortly
thereafter but could not find the back of the net.
change the whole momentum if you tie up the game,’’ she said.
Highland gained even more momentum, scoring its second goal with 21:37 left in
the contest, this one by Kaleigh Backlund.
had plenty of time to turn things around but was forced to battle for
possession, as it had been doing for most of the previous moments of the second
the Gators came to getting on the scoreboard was at 14:13, when a shot by
Elizabeth Warren sailed just over the Highland goal.
some mistakes, and it cost us,’’ Chura said.