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Falls girls soccer plays well in loss to Louisville

by Michael Leonard | Sports Editor Published: August 24, 2016 9:33 PM

Falls girls soccer coach Scot Etling said his team is playing "100 percent better" this year compared to last.

That hasn't translated to a win yet, but their are plenty of positives for the Black Tigers.

Falls dropped a 2-1 loss to Louisville Aug. 24 at Laybourne Field.

Falls fell to 0-1-1 on the season. Louisville improved to 3-0.

The first half was a very even affair, as both teams had two shots on goal, but neither found the net.

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Louisville came out firing in the second half and turned that early pressure into a goal.

In the 44th minute, Louisville's Bri Horton sent a crossing ball into Falls' six-yard box and Maddie Berkebile headed it home to make it 1-0.

Falls attempted to reply quickly, but it was the Leopards who found the next goal.

In the 56th minute, Louisville earned a free kick and Jenny Hamsher sent a high ball into the box. Horton headed the ball backwards and into the net to make it 2-0.

Falls had a couple of chances before breaking through in the 66th minutes.

Falls' junior captain Isabel Barton ran down a long ball along the Leopards' end line and sent a crossing ball across the goal. Freshman Kaylie Ward struck the pass off the left post and into the net, making it 2-1.

Falls had chances until the final minute of hte match, but could not find the equalizing goal.

Lousiville finished with a 7-5 edge in shots on goal. Falls goalie Erin Huber finished with fave saves.

The Black Tigers will next see action Aug. 29 at home vs Canton South.

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