Varsity girls still in the running

October 15, 2005

Sophomore Dani Lichty struck first during the Eagles’ match against Mountain View on Tuesday to give Hood River an early 1-0 lead. They struggled at the front line after that, however, and didn’t put another goal the rest of the game.

The Cougars managed two goals to nab a narrow 2-1 win.

“We’re still doing good,” said Coach Joe Kelly. “We’re competing with the teams; we’re just having trouble finishing and winning the close games.”

The girls now have five games remaining on their schedule. With two of the league’s top three teams behind them, the Eagles still have a decent shot at making the playoffs. Because the top four teams from the league qualify for the payoffs, and Hood River currently sits in fourth place, the next few games are crucial for the Eagles.

They return home on Oct. 18, 4 p.m. for perhaps their most important game of the season against the IMC’s number three team, Summit.

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