Girls soccer program loses close one
Published 11:16 am Thursday, April 30, 2015
The Franklin High School girls soccer team outshot the Park View High School Lady Dragons 18 to 7 on Monday night, but two of Park View’s shots went in during the 2-0 match. That said, the last time the Lady Broncos played the team from South Hill, the girls made program history.
At the end of the first half on the pitch, the teams had battled to a nil-nil score. Park View struck first blood at the 25-minute mark. And then with 6:30 left to go, the Dragons lined up for a corner kick and capitalized.
Down two, coach Christopher Gorgei said that took the wind out of the sails for his girls. He said they spent 75 percent of the game in Dragon territory, but nothing was just falling for them.
The Warriors of Nandua bruised the traveling Broncos 4-nil on April 24. Franklin was in the Eastern Shores the previous Friday playing Northampton, and the Yellowjackets picked up a 5-nil win.
On tax day, the Broncos hosted Bluestone, and the Barons were not kindly guests in the 5-nil win.
The first blip on the historical radar happened on April 3 at Essex. In the 4-1 loss, Kayla Powell scored the fourth girl in program history. It was the first goal not scored by Latrina Cross.
On April 13, however, something bigger happened — the program picked up its first win against the Lady Dragons.
LeeAsha Sabb got things started for the Lady Broncos, and Rosemary Idisi finished the Dragons off, assisted by Kyndal Hall, in the 2-1 victory.
“The girls are still motivated and they are developing a passion for the sport,” Gorgei said. “They are beginning to understand the game more and more as the season progresses. While winning is great, our ultimate goal it to continue on building a program for these girls that combines athletic competitiveness and a family atmosphere.
“Our number one rule on the team is to enjoy each other and playing the game.”
The Broncos (1-6) host the West Point Pointers (4-3-1) Friday starting at 5:30.