The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team played better Saturday morning, but a 1-0 loss to the Dimond Lynx meant the Crimson Bears finished their recent three-game road trip to Anchorage without scoring a goal.
Kari Clark scored the lone Dimond goal on an assist from Denean Buno, and Lynx goalkeeper Tanya Sena picked up the shutout.
Despite Saturday's loss, Juneau goalkeeper Amanda Krafft said the Crimson Bears played better than they had in their first two games -- a 3-0 loss to Chugiak on Thursday in a game where three Juneau players were injured and a 2-0 loss to East Anchorage on Friday.
``We looked a lot better today,'' Krafft said Saturday night at a Juneau baseball game.
In Friday's loss to East, Amy Wright scored twice for the Thunderbirds. The three losses drop Juneau's record to 6-4-1. Juneau makes a return trip north this weekend to play Wasilla, Colony and Service.
The Juneau boys, who were missing their top goalkeeper for the weekend due to illness, also suffered a pair of losses in Anchorage, falling to undefeated Dimond 3-1 on Saturday and 3-2 to East Anchorage on Friday. On Thursday, Juneau tied Chugiak 4-4.
In Saturday's game, Juneau took the lead midway through the first half on a goal by Jer Gleason with an assist from Matt Wetzstein. Eric Donaldson tied the game for Dimond a few minutes later, then Kenard Walker scored on a breakaway late in the first half to put Dimond up 2-1 at the break. Walker added an insurance goal late in the second half.
``We had a number of chances, we're not that far away from what is obviously the top team in Anchorage,'' Juneau boys soccer coach Gary Lehnhart said. ``Things could have been different.''
On Friday, Juneau (6-3-2) took a 1-0 halftime lead on a goal by Justin Dorn assisted by Colin Daugherty. But East answered with goals from Reggie Soriano and Tom Marriage to take the lead. East then benefited from an own goal by Juneau's defense that made it 3-1 midway through the second half. Dorn added a second goal with nine minutes left in the game.