The Miami Trace Lady Panthers took on the Washington Lady Blue Lions in a Frontier Athletic Conference soccer match Tuesday at Washington High School.
Miami Trace won the match, 4-1.
The Lady Panthers led at the halftime break, 2-1.
Miami Trace got the scoring underway with a goal from Emily Powell with an assist from Magarah Bloom. That came with 33:54 to play in the first half.
Miami Trace made it 2-0 with a goal from Tori Evans, the assist to Jill Sollars. That goal came with 4:59 to play in the half.
Washington scored before the half on a goal by Hannah Patterson, assisted by Arianna Heath.
The Lady Panthers put in two goals in the second half.
Bloom scored with 17:30 remaining and Macy Creamer scored at the 11:34 mark.
Those goals were unassisted.
Miami Trace had a total of 46 shots on goal to eight for Washington.
“We had a lot of opportunities down there,” Miami Trace head coach Caitlin Francis said. “We were really controlling the game down there. We just had trouble finishing tonight. That’s what we’re going to need to focus on going into the next round of league play.”
Khendai Grubb had three saves in goal for Miami Trace.
“I thought, compared to last year (against Miami Trace), we’ve definitely improved,” Washington head coach Tammi Ramsey said. “We still need to continue to communicate on the field and just understand that there is space. I’ve been telling the girls, we either create or deny space, depending on who has the ball. That’s been our goal the last week or so. We’re getting better at that.
“Any day when we improve, is a day that I’m happy,” Ramsey said. “I can definitely be happy, especially with the halftime score, which was 2-1. That was a pretty good score.”
Taylor Smith had 29 saves for Washington. Keirra Marcum also saw a bit of time in goal near the end of the match for Washington.
Miami Trace is now 2-3 in the Frontier Athletic Conference. The Lady Panthers are 2-6 overall with a match at Chillicothe at 5 p.m.
Washington, 0-4-1 in the FAC, 0-5-1 overall, is at Hillsboro Thursday at 5 p.m.