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GW squeaks past HCHS in soccer

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Above, HCHS goalie Sabrina Amos tries to make a stop against GW, with Comet players Hannah Glass (25) and Lucy Morrison (13) trailing the action.
SoVaNow.com / May 09, 2013
The Halifax County High School varsity girls soccer team suffered a tough 5-4 loss to GW-Danville Tuesday night.

This result was somewhat unexpected, after HCHS had played well in recent games.

GW took the early momentum, but HCHS drew within 4-3 at the halftime. GW moved out to an early 2-0 lead, but Halifax later tied the match. Halifax later drew within one goal near the end of the first period.

The Comets forged a 4-4 tie on a corner kick in the second half.

But a breakdown on defense proved costly and GW edged the Lady Comets for the win.

Halifax had a 34-13 edge in shots on goal.

“We had several shots just a little wide or a little over,” said Comet coach Sid Young. “I think we played a little better the second half.”

Gabby Nelson had all four goals in the loss to GW. She is the leading scorer for the Comets this season.

HCHS is now seeded fourth in the upcoming Western Valley District tournament, and the Comets will play the no. 1 seed.

Barring upsets, it is likely HCHS will have to play GW again in the regional consolation game.

The winner of the regional consolation game advances to the Northwest Regionals. The WVD will have three seeds advancing to regional play.

HCHS came close against GW, but missed some opportunities.

“We had a couple of direct kicks, a little wide, this way or that. We had plenty of shots up front, just didn’t get it in,” said Young.

The Comets and Eagles tied in an earlier meeting this season.

Franklin County currently has the top spot, as the Eagles are undefeated in league play. FCHS meets PH Friday night.

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