The Lynchburg-Clay Lady Mustangs (13-1) soccer team suffered their very first loss of the season on Saturday afternoon 3-1, as they hosted Summit Country Day who went undefeated last season on their way to becoming state champions.
The Lady Mustangs got themselves on the scoreboard first in the game when Hannah Binkley, assisted by Peyton Scott, found the back of the net with a ball for the first goal of the game with 19:29 left on the clock. That goal held up for 18 minutes and six seconds until Summit scored one of their own goals to tie the game 1-1 just before halftime.
After halftime however, the defending state champs came back out and held the Lady Mustangs scoreless for the whole second period while scoring two goals themselves and winning the game 3-1.
“[Summit Country Day] is now 9-4-1 on the season,” said Lynchburg-Clay Head Coach Dennis West. “[Summit] plays a tremendously difficult schedule and we knew coming in that it was going to be a challenge. We played with them the first half and I thought we played really well in that first half. Giving up that goal at the very end of the first took some of the steam out of us and then when they got that score right at the beginning of the first period, that really challenged us. We played with the wind in the first and against it in the second and did not do what we were supposed to do. It made it very difficult for us to get any kind of attack going. We kind of just played on out heels most of the second half.
“We’ve had four game this week and three of our girls, who play a good bit, ran two cross country races in addition to those four games. So the girls are mentally and physically beat up and that’s not the kind of shape you want to be in coming out and playing a Summit Country Day. We’re taking Monday completely off and watch video of this game on Tuesday and then go short practices Wednesday and Thursday and then get ready for Ripley on Friday which is our senior night and also a chance for both the boys and girls teams to get the gold ball.
“We’re just going to recharge here for a couple days and get ready for Friday and then tournament.”
Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer.