A lightning delay temporarily put a stop to the game on Tuesday night when the Corbin Lady Redhounds hosted the Somerset Lady Briar Jumpers in the soccer showdown. In the end, Corbin fell 3-0 to the Lady Briar Jumpers.
Despite the loss, Coach Hannah Goins said her team seemed to have a spark once the weather cleared, finishing the game much stronger than how they started.
“We lost 3-0, but we were down 2-0 at the half,” said Goins. “We came out really slow, and we picked it up a little after the delay. This is obviously not the way we wanted to start the season. We have a long way to go.”
One key to the loss was the missing players on the Lady Redhounds’ squad who were out due to injury. Goins said once they get those players back, they may be able to do more. But, the real issue was the Corbin offense. They struggled to get their offense going once they got the ball up through the midfield, according to their coach.
She was happy, however, with their defensive effort in stopping Somerset’s offense in transition. The Lady Briar Jumpers are a solid squad and holding them to three goals, and just one in the second half, was impressive.
“Our defense played pretty well. We were able to stop a lot of their transitions back,” said Goins. “Our offense is what really struggled, especially early on. In the second half we were able to get some shots on goal and possess the ball some more, but overall we were not able to capitalize.”
Corbin will travel to take on Perry County Central on Thursday night. Goins said they will try to put this loss behind them and move on to the next game.
“The potential for our team is there, but the effort was not tonight,” Goins said. “At this point, we just have a lot of work to do. We’re going to shake this one off, fix some mistakes, and keep moving forward.”