On Wednesday night, the Lady Pride faced a formidable opponent. Coming in at 12-0-2, the Lady Pride were undefeated and sat atop the Cap-8 conference. The Huskies, on the other hand, came into the game with a record of 8-3-2, having tied the Lady Pride in their first match up. It promised to be an exciting game.
The first half featured strong defense as neither team could get it going offensively. Both teams made key defensive plays, thus keeping the score even. Rachel Golden, a junior defender played a big part in holding it down for the Lady Pride at the defensive end.
It wasn’t until the second half that the Lady Pride would pull away. At the 19:55 mark, Cayley Kennedy, junior, was tripped in the box, setting up a penalty kick. Kennedy converted, opening up the game.
Just two minutes later, Jordin Mosley, a sophomore striker, scored on an impressive play.
Mosley came up the left side to the corner of the 18 yard box. When a defender came up to defend, she cut back and shot towards the upper right side.
The game was not over yet though, as the Huskies kept up the attack. However, Shannon Hardy, a senior goalkeeper, made a crucial free kick save at the 9:48 mark, preserving the two goal lead.
“The defense was integral because we kept it at 0-0 in the first half,” Golden said. “Halftime normally helps us, we yell at each other and we pull it together.”
Aside from the fact that the first meeting was rained out partially through the game, this game was different. Knowing that the Huskies were a physical team helped the Lady Pride prepare. “This time we knew that they were going to be very physical, so we were physical right back with them,” commented Reagan Norvell, a sophomore.
The Lady Pride will look to continue their winning streak when they take on the Lady Caps at Broughton on Tuesday. “We’ve just got to take it one game at a time,” Golden concluded.