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MTZ girls soccer goes 2-1 last week

Mt. Zion Girls Soccer Seniors Lindsey Scherer, Ally Root, Isabelle Holmes, Boston Flanigan and Chloe Davis were all honored last Monday prior to their 8-1 win against Danville on Senior Day.

By BLAKE FAITH
Staff Writer

The Mt. Zion girls soccer team went 2-1 last week picking up seven-goal wins against Danville and St. Teresa and lost one match to Williamsville.

Against Williamsville, the Braves went down 3-0 at the end of the first half. Four minutes into the second half, the Braves were able to cut the deficit. Paityn Koester from about the 30-yard line took a shot that took a deflection and bounced right into the back of the net to cut the score to 3-1.

“We definitely thought that in the start of that second half that we’d get more chances obviously with the wind,” Head Coach Jonathan Moore said. “We got that early one and then we had a couple other chances that if we could have finished off maybe the momentum changes a little bit, but it just didn’t roll our way today.”

The Braves took that momentum for the next 10 minutes, but Williamsville stole it right back when Emile Mikus found Abella Moon for the score to make the score 4-1.

Six minutes later, the Braves were given an opportunity on a penalty kick. Mackenzie Krieger stepped to the line and fired a shot low into the left-corner that Williamsville goalkeeper Lillian Johns made a save on. Krieger got the rebound and fired again, but Johns made another save.

The Braves ended up losing 5-1. The Braves are now 4-2 overall this season and will face Monticello and Pana this week.

“We just want to bounce back Thursday (St. Teresa),” Coach Moore said. “I told ‘em, I was proud of the effort and, and that’s the main thing. They continue to work and we’ll learn from it and we’ll go back to work.”

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