The Huntland High School Lady Hornets lost to the Cascade High School Lady Champions 2-0 at home Thursday for their fourth loss of the season.
The Lady Hornets fell behind early and were not able to get their offense going for most of the night as they took their first home loss of the year.
Huntland head soccer coach Scott Worthington said that his team did not play its best game, but he didn’t want this loss to negate the success his team has had so far.
“We were sluggish, but we played a really good team,” Worthington said. “I don’t want one game to dictate the season for these girls. I don’t want to take anything away from this season.”
The Lady Champions got their first goal of the game with 24 minutes remaining in the first half when two of their players broke through the Huntland defense for a score.
The Lady Hornets didn’t get many opportunities to score in the first half, and they were not able to capitalize on the few chances they had.
They trailed 1-0 at halftime.
The second goal of the day would come 15 minutes into the second half when a corner kick ricocheted around the goal box before ultimately finding the back of the net.
The Lady Hornets would continue to be held scoreless for the remainder of the contest as they took the loss by two.
With the loss, the Lady Hornets moved to 7-4-2 on the season and 5-3-2 in district play.
They will next play on Oct. 14 in a first-round game for their district tournament at home. The opponent for the contest had not been determined at the time of writing.
Worthington said that his players will need to be prepared for a possible rematch against the Lady Champions if they want to make a deep run in the postseason.
“We’re going to have to face Cascade or Community in the second round if we can get by whoever we play in the first round,” Worthington said. “We’ve got to play our soccer and do the best that we can.”