The Elsberry High School girls soccer team kicked off regular season play over the weekend by competing in the Warrenton tournament.
First up for the Lady Indians on Friday was a learning experience against Washington High School. Even though the girls lost in a 10-0 rout, Coach Jason Burbridge felt the differential in score had a lot to do with it being the first game of the season and a lack of patiently moving the ball up the field.
Their second game of the tournament featured a contest against the Fulton Lady Hornets on Saturday morning. It was a very exciting game for players and their fans. Senior Mollie Stanek got the first goal of the game and of the season. Grace Hudson then scored giving the team a 2-0 lead. The team then let their defense take over as they took the win.
“The girls moved the ball a lot better today and communicated like a team. I am so proud of them getting this victory,” Burbridge said.
The third and final game of the tournament for Elsberry was against the Bulldogs from Mexico. Despite another close game, the girl’s couldn’t capitalize on some scoring opportunities and took a 2-0 loss.
In summary, Burbridge said, “I am proud of their efforts all weekend working hard, having fun, and listening to during the games.”