Lady Comet soccer falls to Coal City

REED-CUSTER’S Abbey Cash (left) and Hailey Neuburger attempt to spark the offense ahead. The Lady Comets were unable to get any offense going against Coal City on Tuesday, falling 1-0. Photo by Brent Sumner.

    The Reed-Custer varsity girls soccer team held its home opener last Tuesday, suffering a loss to Coal City, 1-0.
    The Lady Comets (1-1 overall) put up a good fight, but just couldn’t find the back of the net during the non-conference match.
    Reed-Custer got off to a fast start, creating the first two scoring opportunities of the game.
    Coal City would buckle down defensively though, as they also started to apply some pressure offensively towards the end of the first half.
    With about a minute until half-time, the Lady Coalers scored the game’s only goal, taking a 1-0 lead into the break.
    Reed-Custer continued to attack throughout the second half, but Coal City managed to hang on to their one-goal lead, securing the win.
    Gabi Perez finished the evening with nine saves in goal.
    The Lady Comets will be back in action on Monday, when they travel to Kankakee.
    They will return home next Thursday to host Herscher.