The Vermillion girls soccer varsity dominated their season opener against visiting Groton at Cotton Park Saturday, but the final score didn't reflect that fact.
"We just couldn't put the ball into the net," said Coach Dave LaCombe after Groton escaped with a 2-0 win. "Their goalie made some great saves."
Vermillion outshot the Tigers 12-8 and were even with corner kicks.
"I was pleased with the performance of the team. Last season Groton beat us 5-0," LaCombe added. "We are still a very young team, and the girls are improving and learning a new system."
After playing West Central Tuesday, the Lady Tanagers will host Mitchell at 1 p.m. Saturday in a game that does not count in power-point standings. The girls play again Monday at Harrisburg at 6:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, the Tanager boys varsity scored a 3-0 whitewash of Groton in their season opener. This weekend the boys take a long trek west to play at Hot Springs Friday night and Custer Saturday. Those two Southern Hills teams went a combined 3-0 in their openers last weekend, and neither team allowed a goal.