Louisa’s soccer teams played their final regular season home games last week, with the boys’ hosting Powhatan on May 8 and the girls taking on Orange May 9.
The boys’ team lost 3-1 in their home match. Powhatan scored in the game’s sixth minute, then again in the 19th to take a 2-0 lead. The Lions sent several attacks toward the Indians’ goal, but it wasn’t until late in the first half that they saw results. Ethan Labelle put a shot away with less than five minutes left in the half to cut their opponent’s lead to 2-1.
Powhatan scored again midway through the second half for the final goal of the night. Despite the loss, Louisa coach Sergio Botero saw several positive things in the game.
“We played much better tonight,” he said. “I liked what I saw and we’re going to keep working on that. We gave them a couple of cheap goals early [in the game] and we have to keep working and hope we don’t make the same mistakes.”
Goalie Leo Torres tallied 14 saves for Louisa.
Louisa’s girls’ soccer team played Orange for their senior night game on May 9. They battled the entire game, but fell short 4-1.
Both teams sent attacks down the field during the first half, but none were successful until the 36th minute when the Hornets scored, taking a 1-0 lead. They added a second goal in the 44th minute, sneaking a shot past the outstretched hands of Lions’ goalie Anna Filipkowski.
(Article by Joseph Haney)
This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s May 16, 2019 issue.