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Falcons soccer girls split in the Anchorage valley

Posted: May 3, 2013 - 12:31pm

The Thunder Mountain High School girls' soccer team put in a strong showing on the pitch north during a Wednesday/Thursday schedule in Anchorage.

On Wednesday the Falcons gave up an early goal to Colony as a cleared ball ricocheted off a Knights’ leg and into the TMHS net.

That 1-0 margin would hold up through the game, giving the victory to the Knights.

“We know we should have won that game,” TMHS junior Rhys Coffee said. “We played really well as a team and had chances that just missed.”

The Falcons played a Friday match at Wasilla and controlled the pitch action with a

2-1 victory over the Warriors.

Coffee hit the game winner from 30 yards out on a perfect strike that the Wasilla keeper misplayed.

The grass field conditions were still a bit on the weathered mode but the Falcons dominated ball possession and controlled action past midfield. Players were constantly picking matted grass from their shoes according to coaches.

"After Rhys' kicked that shot she slipped and fell," TMHS coach Kris Coffee said. "She did not even see it go in. The fields were in the worst condition we have ever played on."

Jacky Jenson scored the first goal for TMHS, following a shot on goal that was blocked back 10 yards out. Jenson hit to the keeper’s right for a 1-0 advantage.

The Falcons next play Juneau-Douglas at 7 p.m. Tuesday on Adair Kennedy Field.

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