Trojan girls drop to 1-2 with loss
MOUNT PLEASANT — The Fairfield girls’ soccer squad left the friendly confines of Trojan Stadium for the first time in 2013 Monday and fell to Mount Pleasant 3-0.
The host Panthers scored their first goal within the game’s first five minutes, and the visiting Trojans fell behind 2-0 by the half. In the second half, the Trojans once again allowed a goal in the first five minutes of play before going on the offensive the rest of the game.
“Two of the goals came from defensive errors, so we need to work on providing better cover for our defenders,” said coach Michiel Hekker. “Positives are we only allowed one more goal, and we had more shots on goal in the second half.”
Spacing, Hekker added, was a problem the Trojans need to fix.
“In our previous matches, the girls played much smarter spacing. This time they bunched up around the ball,” he said. “Mount Pleasant utilized their wider field size, and we need to learn to play on fields other than our own.”
Fairfield had a total of 12 shots and nine shots on target. Huma Liptak led the team with four shots on frame, and Claudia Sloat had two on frame.
Goalkeeper Keri Schwarz tallied nine saves for Fairfield.
In JV action, Fairfield fell 1-0.
The Trojans (1-2, 0-1 SEC) will look to right the ship when they visit Washington on Thursday. Scheduled start time of the JV-varsity doubleheader is 5:30 p.m.