Victory remains elusive
for Tanager girlsâ�?�? soccer By Parker Knox
Sports Writer That elusive first victory of the season has still escaped the Vermillion girlsâ�?�? varsity soccer team, but theyâ�?�?re getting closer to it. Playing what Coach Dave LaCombe called their â�?�?best game by farâ�? this season, the Tanagers lost to the No. 2 team in the state, West Central, at Cotton Park Friday night.�? That brought the seasons record to two ties and four losses. â�?�?West Central converted two key mistakes into goals,â�? LaCombe said.�? â�?�?We had several golden opportunities to score against them but failed.â�? Hannah Nehlich-Arobba scored Vermillionâ�?�?s first tally off a cross from her sister, Sophie.�? Late in the second half Sophie received the same pass from Hannah and converted it. â�?�?We are getting better, but we need to work on preventing mistakes and converting them into a positive win,â�? LaCombe said. Earlier in the week Vermillion tied Sioux Falls Christian, 3-3, as Katie Wasley made eight saves in goal.�? Hannah Nehlich-Arobba scored two goals, and Sophie one.�? Tasha Donnelly assisted on two of the Vermillion scores.�? Key defensive work was contributed by Angie Christensen, Lacy Leichtnam, Tracy Howe and Shelby Gregoire. The girlsâ�?�? varsity will play its last home game at 6 p.m. Friday against Huron with the boysâ�?�? varsity to follow at 8 p.m. The boysâ�?�? team lost to James Valley Christian, 2-0, Friday and lost to Sioux Falls Christian, 6-2, Saturday. Next Tuesday, Sept. 23, the girlsâ�?�? varsity goes to West Central while the boys varsity is home for Freeman Academy at 5:30 p.m.�? The boys JVs play at 3:30 p.m.