Great Bend High School’s girls’ soccer team has not found an answer for injuries this season.
The Lady Panthers fell to Salina South 4-0 on Friday at Cavanaugh Field.
“We played yesterday, and it was a tough game against Dodge City,” GBHS head coach Gus Prieto said. “Now, we have five JV players playing with varsity. I have nine varsity players today, seven starters.
“They need to get a little more experience.”
Salina South’s Morgan Corsette scored first five minutes into the game.
“They scored a goal in the first 10 minutes,” Prieto said. “But after that, my team calmed down.”
Jackie Conway gave the Lady Cougars a 2-0 lead before halftime with a long shot that made it past Great Bend goalkeeper Stephanie Lomas.
Evie Fagan scored Salina South’s third goal with 28:57 remaining, and Corsette scored to give the Lady Cougars a 4-0 lead.
“They had several chances to score in the first half,” Prieto said. “In the second, they scored on the first chance, so it was frustrating. We were trying. We had a few shots, and they come over here and scored immediately.
“When we were 2-0, we had the field and we thought we could come back. When they scored the third goal, they controlled it.”
Great Bend is back in action on Monday when it travels to Hays to challenge Thomas More Prep-Marian.