The Dodge City Red Demons girls soccer team continued their early-season skid Monday night, losing to Great Bend 2-1.
It was also the Demons’ second straight 2-1 loss. With the season halfway over, the team sits at 2-6 (1-2).
“We’re possessing a lot better, we’re working on that, just we’re not finishing,” Red Demon head coach Saul Hernandez said. “We’re not finishing it. They got two good opportunities and they scored off of both of ‘em. We had about five, six and we only score one. That’s the difference. If we’re not gonna put ‘em away when we’ve got the opportunities, we’re not gonna win, and that’s it.”
Sophomore Alicia Monge scored the lone goal for the Red Demons, her fourth of the year.
Panthers sophomore Mayra Ramirez opened the scoring with 26:50 remaining in the first half. The 1-0 score held until Monge scored with 32:14 left in the second half of play.
The tied score didn’t last long: Ramirez gave the Panthers the lead for the final time less than a minute later, scoring her second goal of the game with 31:30 left to play.
Hernandez said the team hasn’t had a chance to practice finishing, but the speed at which Great Bend scored after Dodge City in Monday’s game shows the team still has to work on its intensity as well.
“Giving up a goal after getting one kind of shows you that we relax after that goal,” Hernandez said. “We can’t drop. We’re not up by five, we tied the game. We need to stay focused, and I thought we had that momentum after that goal but the other team didn’t put their heads down and they stuck one back to us.”
The Red Demons are next in action Thursday at Garden City. They take on the Lady Buffaloes at 5:30 p.m.