Save, after save by the North Bend goalkeeper caused intense frustration to the Brookings-Harbor High School girls soccer team forwards, and handed the Lady Bruins their first league loss, 1-3, of the season.
BHHS junior Jade Heredia shoots on goal during the Bruins’ 1-3 loss to the Bulldogs of North Bend. The Pilot/Jef Hatch
“It’s so frustrating,” junior Jade Heredia said. “Every time she stopped me it got in my head, and I just didn’t play well.”
Heredia had five shots on goal – stopped cold by the Bulldogs’ goalie – that would have gone in against any other Far West League (FWL) goalkeeper.
“Their goalie was phenomenal,” Head Coach Fred Juarez said. “We worked all week on shooting high corners because she isn’t very tall, but not one of our shots went high.”
The Bruins’ lone goal came on a penalty kick at the 49th minute of the game, when senior Karlie Gonzalez was able to put the ball past the outstretched hands of the Bulldogs’ goalie.
“We really need to get together and change this,” Heredia said. “We need to work harder in practice. We’re better than this, we just didn’t play our game today.”
“Our teamwork wasn’t that good today,” he said. “They outplayed us.”
The Lady Bruins drop to 1-1 in FWL play, and a tie for third place, and 3-3 overall.
The Bruins play the second of a two-game home set at 4:30 p.m., on Thursday, when they face the Red Devils of Coquille on the high school soccer field.