Girls Soccer: Huskies Fall to Cubs

Flint Hill School lose to Georgetown Visitation 2-1

Despite taking an early lead, the Flint Hill girls soccer team fell to Independent School League foe Georgetown Visitation 2-1 on Tuesday.

The loss puts the Huskies at an overall record of 4-3-2 and a conference record of 0-3-2, ranking them sixth in ISL AA standings. 

Marlo Sweatman opened scoring with a shot from about 25 yards away, which sailed above the Cubs goalkeeper's head and out of reach. 

But the 1-0 lead would not last, as Georgetown Visitation found the back of the net twice before the end of the first half.

"Their heads were down at halftime, but I tried to remind them they brought some really good energy and enthusiasm the first 20 minutes of the first half and that they could do it again for 40 minutes in the second," Coach Stephanie Hulke said. "Being down 2-1 is like the most dangerous soccer score, and we had to come out and get that second goal. We just didn't get it."

Neither team would score in the second half, as the Cubs' defense locked down the backfield to keep the Huskies away.

"In a situation like that, where they drop a player back and pack in it, you really have to work the outside and go in," Hulke said. "We weren't making the runs through. Our movement on the ball wasn't as good in the second half, so we had to take the outside shots."

The loss comes in the midst of a scoring slump for the Huskies, who have made five goals in the last seven games. Though the Huskies could not break their slump, Hulke saw the early goal from Sweatman as a good step forward.

"I thought we did a lot of things right today. We had a lot of possession, used to the width of the field, getting passes in, taking chances in attack. We played our game," Hulke said. "We're just going to keep doing what we've been doing in practice and work on our tactical game. Confidence will also be huge moving forward because we are in this scoring slump, and we just have to keep our confidence up."

The Huskies will host Paul VI Catholic High at 4 p.m. Thursday.

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