WEST ALEXANDRIA — The Twin Valley South Lady Panthers soccer team lost 6-0 to Carlisle on Saturday, Aug. 27, in a week which also saw them fall 6-0 to Madison on Tuesday, Aug. 23.
The first match of the week, against Miami Valley, was cancelled due to heavy rains and will be rescheduled for a later date.
In the match against Carlisle, the Indians took over early. With some key long passes to their faster strikers, the Indians were able to score their first goal within the first five minutes of the game. Roughly four minutes later, they scored again on the same strategy — one which paid off four more times.
The game was 4-0 at halftime, and the Panthers never caught up.
The earlier game against the Madison Mohawks was a similar story. Once the opposition took an early lead, the Lady Panthers just could not keep up.
Senior Lacey Emrick was busy against both teams; she had 50 shots against her and had 44 saves against Carlisle.
“We’ve had some issues with staying healthy this early in the season,” said coach Dustin Zimmer. “Abby Creech, one of our best players, left the game with an ankle injury and didn’t return. We were also down two other key players due to an absence and being sick. That also didn’t help,” he added.
The Lady Panthers are now 0-2 on the season. Their next match was scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 30 at Miami East, to begin Cross County Conference play.
Reach Oliver Sanders at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter @osanders_RH