Goalkeeper Desiree Shields, a junior, held high-powered Edgewood to one goal in a 1-1 tie in an away game Tuesday night. Senior Diana Sheedy scored the Lady Wildcats’ only goal.
Assistant coach Matt Henderson said he thought the girls came out flat and couldn’t dig themselves out of an early hole.
“It was a tough game because I don’t think the girls quite had their heads in the game,” he said. “We went out there a little slow, and the field was a little small.”
Without some key players, the team had trouble putting the ball in the back of the net.
“We were missing three of our starters who are hurt and out, so it makes it a little more difficult,” Henderson said. “We were trying to work the field with the girls we had out there, and the combinations weren’t quite working. Then we started working the field and moving the ball better. Once they started moving the ball and they started nailing the shots. It seemed like all our shots were hitting the crossbar or hitting the keeper’s hands. Edgewood also had multiple shots on goal, and [Shields] was awesome.”
The next game is scheduled for Thursday night against Cocoa.