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Soccer girls go 1-1 on week with win over Bassett, loss to Tunstall

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Kylee Mitchell battles through traffic to score the first goal in the HCHS girls soccer match against Bassett Friday. / June 07, 2021
The Halifax County High School girls soccer team went 1-1 for the week, with a 10-2 victory Wednesday over Bassett and a 3-1 loss to Tunstall on Friday.

On a chilly Wednesday evening, the girls had their way with the Bengals from Bassett High. The game was a one-sided affair with the Comets running away with a 10-22 win. The goals started early at the fourth minute in the first half and ended at the 67th minute when the refs called the contest.

Non-starters played most of second half and were able to get valuable playing time and experience on the pitch. Kylee Mitchell and Kayla Hayes shined as they scored their first goals of the season. The team put a number of passes together to get goals against Bassett in a display of great ball flow from defense to the middle and to the forwards in the attacking third.

Halifax outshot their opponents 24 to 3 and had converted corner kicks into goals. Once again the balanced scoring attack came from the forwards and midfielders.

On Friday the girls visited Tunstall and lost 3-1 in a a tough, hard fought game to the final whistle. The game started with a spirited attack by the Comets with two lost opportunities to take a two-goal lead within the first 20 minutes of the first half.

The Trojans were able to notch their first goal early in the first half and led 1-0 at the half.

The second half was evenly played with attacks at both ends of the field but in the end HCHS lost the second half two goals to one. The Lady Comets were outshot 11 to 8.

The lone goal came on a darting solo run by Morgan Crenshaw, who eluded the keeper and scored into an open goal.

“This was a really tough game to lose given the way we played and how hard the ladies competed. The team will certainly learn and grow from this experience as we prepare to battle the tougher teams to come,” said coach Bertram Culley.

Next up for the girls is a home and away series with Appomatox.

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