2017-04-16 / Sports

CHS kickers lose opening three games of season

Chesaning’s varsity girls’ soccer team dropped its first three games of the 2017 campaign recently, losing its season-opener to Birch Run on April 4 before dropping decisions to Durand and Carson City this past week.

Chet Ptasnik’s squad fell to a tough Birch Run team by a 9-0 count despite a strong showing by keeper Taylor Specht. Specht recorded seven saves and a gather during the contest.

Last Tuesday, CHS battled Durand to a scoreless tie before the Lady Railroaders put together five second half goals to secure the win.

Ally McDonagh and Chelsie Kue each had a shot on net and Specht recorded 14 saves and 7 gathers in goal.

“Although it was shaky at times, we showed improvement in playing to a scoreless first half, which gave us a nice sense of accomplishment,” commented Coach Ptasnik. “We may have panicked in the second half and lost our confidence.”

A day later, the Lady Indians fell to Carson City, 8-0 after falling behind at intermission, 5-0.

Specht had six gathers and eight saves between the pipes for the Tribe.

“We have a great group of young athletes that work hard and are very intelligent,” concluded Coach Ptasnik. “We simply must decide to become the team that we can be and we have that potential to do that.”

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