Girls’ soccer hosts Monticello, travels to Western Albemarle

Lillian Farmer battles a Monticello player for control of the ball.

The Louisa County High Shcool girls’ soccer team took on the Western Albemarle Warriors and the Monticello Mustangs in a pair of Jefferson District match ups. The Lions traveled to Western on June 2 and hosted Monticello on June 7. Louisa lost both games 4-0.

The Mustangs got their first goal midway through the first half, then put up two more in the first 10 minutes of the second. The Lions’ defense held off their offense for most of the remainder of the game, but the Mustangs got their final goal with just over 11 minutes left in the game.

Goalie Skylar Romano tallied 14 saves for the Lions and Emily Eppard anchored the defense.

“Emily was outstanding,” said Head Coach Deesh Bhattal. “She makred their best player and kept her off the scoreboard as well as doubling up on other defensive responsiblities.”

The Lions sent a few attacks of their own down the field, with Kendall Hyer firing off three shots at the goal, including two late in the game, one of which deflected off the crossbar. Elanor Pekary and Isabella Rocha also took shots for the Lions

“We made a promising start, but a couple of mistakes in the box led to easier goals for them,” Bhattal said. “We were connecting coming out of the back into the midfield, but could not connect into the forward line and break their defenders down.”

Western scored all four of their goals in the first half of the game, slowing things down in the second half. Hyer and Bo Claussen led the Lions’ defense throughout the night.

“Western is a very well-coached team with some very good players,” Bhattal said. “We are making forward progress, but our team is still young.”

The Lions (1-8) close out their season with a road contest against the Fluvanna Flucos. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

Boys’ soccer

The Lions’ boys soccer team traveled to Monticello High School on June 7 and hosted the Western Albemarle Warriors on June 8. The Lions fell 8-0 in both contests, bringing their season record to 1-8.

They host the Fluvanna Flucos on June 10 to close out the season. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

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