Lady Indian kickers down St. JamesLose heartbreaker to Hedgesville, 2-1
The Berkeley Springs girls soccer team started slowly against St. James Academy on Tuesday, September 4 in front of an enthusiastic crowd at Morgan Field, before finishing with a 5-0 whitewashing of their Maryland foe.
At the intermission the two teams were tied at 0-0, but the second half was all Berkeley Springs.
"We were really sluggish in the first half," said Berkeley Springs coach Rocky Riffle. "I can't really put my finger on it but, we were flat. It was like someone turned on a light switch, because we really clicked in the second half."
Jordan Reedy put the Indians on top early in the second half and then scored the second goal to give the Indians a 2-0 lead. Corrie Riffle then took over the offense, scoring the last three goals of the game for the final margin of victory.
Amanda Waltman got the shutout, stopping all 10 shots on goal. Reedy, who had two goals, also added an assist.
The Indians then traveled to Hedgesville on Thursday, September 6, and lost to the Eagles 2-1 in a very competitive, hard-fought contest.
"This was a heck of game," Riffle said. "It could have gone either way. They scored with about 2:30 left in the game and then stopped a very good shot on goal from Jordan (Reedy) to prevent us from tying the game. We should be getting Rebecca Trump back and that should give our offense a lift. I think we showed that we can play with AAA teams and when we get back to full strength I think we will do some good things."
Hedgesville held a 1-0 halftime lead, before Reedy tied the game on a penalty kick at the 16-minute mark of the second half. Hedgesville took the lead with 2:30 remaining and then held on for the one-goal win.
Berkeley Springs travels to Musselman today, September 12, before hosting sectional rival Frankfort on Saturday, September 15.