Mustangs notch first win of the season

<strong>CLEARFIELD—</strong> The Mountain Crest girl’s soccer team became the first valley team to put a notch in the win column with a 2-0 victory over Clearfield Tuesday afternoon.

“The kids played well, at least they’re moving the ball a little better,” MC head coach Dennis Giles said. “We put a little bit longer game together than we have, and that’s nice to see.”

The Mustangs first struck in the 20th minute, when Karlie Kohler took an assist and beat the Falcons goalkeeper for the score. Giles said Mountain Crest had multiple attempts on goal, and outshot Clearfield on the day.

“I think we had control most of the game. We got a lot of shots that the keeper got to, once in a while we made her make some pretty good saves … we took a lot (of shots) and they were on target, so that was good,” Giles said.

Despite controlling the game, the Mustangs didn’t were unable to pull away from the Falcons. MC didn’t give itself an insurance goal until the final minute of the second half, when Kaitlyn Whipple found the back of the net.

Mountain Crest look to create its first winning streak of the season when the Mustangs return home Thursday to take on West High School. MC will be without one of its star players, Karlee Campbell, who suffered a concussion during Tuesday’s game.

“It might take a week and a half or two to get her back, so that’s going to put us in region play,” Giles said. “It always hurts when you get a good player hurt, but you’ve just got to pick up and keep going.”

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