LOGAN — Visiting Lancaster dealt the Logan Lady Chiefs’ junior varsity soccer team a 2-0 setback Monday evening in Logan Chieftain Stadium.
Lancaster scored 20 minutes into the first half and added a second goal around 20 minutes into the second half as well.
“We were winning the ball, first to the ball and last to give up to start this game,” said Logan coach Brandy Ball. “Our girls were ready for another chance at this team. We have a lot of players developing, and it takes time and touches on the ball to increase simple skills like dribbling into space and connecting good passes.
“We talked about these things during half and encouraged them to continue giving this fast and ball winning effort,” she added. “Coach (Greg) Rimkus did some switching around with the girls and it seemed to play in our favor. In the last ten minutes there was a great battle for the ball.”
Logan keeper Sarah Schwartze made 12 saves for the Lady Chiefs. The Gales totaled 20 shots overall.
“She did a great job coming out of the box playing that sweeper keeper position,” Ball said. “She has a great instinct for this.”
Kendyl Glenn led Logan with four shot attempts, followed by Alivia Magdich and Blair Kline.
“Alivia played a great game of hustling to the ball alongside teammates Blair Kline, Tamera Colson and Kendyl Glenn.” Ball said. “We’re so proud of the growth of this team this season.”
The Logan girls (1-7-1) are slated to conclude their season this evening against Pickerington Central, also a home match.