Offense wasn't the problem for the Western Hills girls soccer team Thursday night versus Model, but defense was as the Lady Wolverines dropped a 5-1 decision at Sower Soccer Field 2.
"We did pretty well offensively," WHHS coach Keith Jackson said. "On the counter-attack we were able to create some things.
"But defensively, we had several big mistakes, silly mistakes," Jackson added. "It could have easily been a 2-1 game."
With the loss, the Lady Wolverines are now 5-7-2. Model improves to an impressive 9-1-2 with the Lady Patriots' only loss coming to Madison Central.
"This is a really good team," Jackson said of Model. "It's the most physically aggressive team we've seen this season, but we still should have played better."
Model scored in the game's opening minutes and the Lady Patriots made it 2-0 when Cassie Kincaid scored past Western Hills keeper Tiffany Cammuse off an assist from Jackie Wedel less than eight minutes into the match.
Just under 12 minutes later, Western Hills pulled within 2-1 when Model keeper Bethany Pratt came out of goal to retrieve a ball. Mollie Wade beat her to it and sent the ball in front of the goal where Jessica Florence followed up the shot for an easy score.
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