Lady Buffs soccer loses to Corbett, North Marion
The Madras Lady Buffalos soccer team hosted the Corbett Cardinals Oct. 15, losing to the Cardinals 2-0.
Corbett did all their damage in the first half, scoring both of their goals before halftime. Around the 27-minute mark, the Cardinals had the ball on the right side of the Madras goal. They passed the ball high in the air to the left side of the goal, past the Madras defense.
The ball bounced in front of a Corbett player, who shot the ball off the bounce and into the back of the Madras net, taking an early 1-0 lead over Madras.
Only a few minutes later, the Cardinals were able to score off a corner kick. The kick went into the air in front of the Madras goal. There was a scramble for possession, with Corbett finding a way to control the ball in the midst of chaos.
The Cardinals shot the ball and again were able to score on the Lady Buffalos. The last five minutes saw Madras have a few good runs and looks at scoring, but the Buffs couldn't capitalize and Madras went into halftime down 2-0.
The second half was very evenly matched, with both teams fighting for possession of the ball. Neither team was able to score on the other and Corbett came away with the victory.
"We had a couple of lapses," head coach Shawn Darrow said. "It was the same story as last time when we played them. We just left open players on the backside and they attack well out of their wings. The second half, we changed some things up and I think we played really well; we just played a little too conservative. Too many of our attacks, we were outnumbered and we needed to get more numbers forward."
"I thought we played an overall pretty solid game and I thought Harley (David) played a phenomenal game at the stopper position, holding down the defense really well in the second half," he said. "That is something to look forward to in the future and hopefully, we can take what we learned from today and move forward with it."
The Lady Buffalos also played the No. 5 ranked North Marion Huskies in an away game Oct. 17.
Madras was able to score on the Huskies, but lost the game 7-1.
Madras travels to Molalla to face the Indians at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. They have their senior night against the Estacada Rangers at the football field, under the lights at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29.
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