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The Prescott Badgers girls varsity soccer team opened their season with a trip to Bullhead City to face the Mohave Thunderbirds. The game started on a high note when Audrey Locking found a rebound and put in the back of the net in the third minute of the game. The Badgers would keep the pressure on, controlling the game with their possession and quick counter attacks. Their persistence would pay off in the 17th minute when Erika Smith broke in on goal and was taken down in the box for a penalty kick. Sawyer Magnet would step up and nicely slot the ball home for a 2-0 prescott lead. In the 23rd minute the Thunderbirds would get a goal back when a long ball led to a breakaway and a nice finish by the Thunderbirds. Two minutes later junior Sydney Seeley would find a rebound at her feet and place a lofted shot into the back of the net from 18 yards, increasing the Badger lead to 3-1. But the two goal lead would not last for long when the referee ruled that a Movahe player was fouled in the box leading to their own penalty kick which was converted, to pull the Thunderbirds to within a goal at half time.
In the second half the Thunderbirds seized the momentum from the opening whistle. The back and forth battle would result in chances from both teams but with 27 minutes remaining in the game, off a beautiful corner kick from Lily Jensen, Sophomore Lauren Mayhan headed the ball that was intitially saved by the Thunderbird goalkeeper only to have Sawyer Magnet knock it in for the fourth goal by the Badgers. Mohave would not go quietly as another break away would lead to their third and final goal. The last 15 minutes saw chances by both teams including a goal from Sawyer Magnet from 22 yards that was called back. Each team fought hard to the end with the game ending Badgers 4 and the Thunderbirds 3.
Coach Campuzano for the Badgers said he ” was happy with the win and how hard the girls played but was also happy they were tested so early in the season. He continued that in games like this you really find out what your team is made of and if they are willing to pull together and play for one another when things get tough”.
In the early game the Badger JV team soundly beat Mohave 3-0. The Badgers controlled the ball and the pace of play resulting in numerous chances that were saved by the Mohave goalkeeper. But in the end, two goals by Katie Kasun and a third from Makenna Gallus proved to much for the Thunderbirds.