On Thurs., Mar. 17, the Kearney High girls varsity soccer team opened their 2016 season against Millard North. After three weeks of practice, KHS was eager to finally get to play a game. At the end of the 80 minutes, the Lady Cats fell to Millard North 4-0.
As a whole, Kearney High played a very strong game, minus a 12 minute gap where the Mustangs scored four goals. Throughout most of the game, the Lady Cats were able to play tough defense, using a high line to trap Millard North and earning lots of offside calls. The first goal was scored during the second half after the Mustangs took a corner kick.
Although the Lady Cats were not able to score, they did have some close looks throughout the game. However, Millard North’s defense was very organized and limited Kearney’s offensive attacks.
Starting the season with such a tough opener, the Lady Cats were able to learn a lot by playing. With more practice, Kearney will fix any formation problems and be ready to play again.
KHS will hit the road to compete in the Bellevue East tournament on Sat., Mar. 19.