The soccer team for the Lady Dark Horses didn’t have the opening to their season that they hoped for, losing convincingly on the road. Matching up against the Vikings of Hoggard, they went down by four, the final verdict 5-1.
Getting out to a slow start they found themselves trailing by the end of the first half, the gap being two goals. Katie Yang for the Horses was able to find the net during the first, giving them their only goal in the game. Taylor Spell assisted Yang on her goal but that would be the end of their offense.
On the defensive side of the field they could do little to halt the Vikings advances as they scored three goals to go up 3-1 at the halftime break. Thing continued in the same fashion going into the second half with the home team still rolling on the offensive attack and the visiting Horses struggling.
With Clinton unable to find a point again they went scoreless to end their night. Meanwhile, Hoggard was success twice more getting two extra goals to push the lead to 5-1 ultimately clenching the game. Though they lost senior goal keeper Edye Carr did what she could to keep her team in the game having eight saves.
The Lady Dark Horses, now at 0-1, will try and redeem their loss when they travel to Dixon Friday for Battle at the Beach.
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