Photo courtesy: Hannah Tracy
Asheville City Soccer Club’s women’s team suffered their first loss of the season on the road against top ranked Greenville Liberty SC Friday night. ACSC now own a 1-1-3 record for the season. Although a tough loss, the Blues pushed hard until the very end, creating opportunities and showing the strength of the very young team.
Greenville entered the game with high energy, scoring the first goal in just the 4th minute. Just six minutes later, they continued with a goal off a free kick in the 10th making it 2-0.
In the 30th minute, Samford University alum Alyssa Frazier left the game with a tooth injury, but made her way back onto the field and continued to play the rest of the game.
In the 33rd minute, Cami Johnstone left the game, subbing out for Dani Murguia.
In the 34th minute, Greenville added another goal to make the score 3-0. This would be the first time the team has trailed at halftime all season.
During the second half, the Blues made a few changes. Phoebe Hollion entered for Yuliia Khrystiuk in the 70th minute. Next, Sachiko Gamo and Gillian Oyos entered for Addie Porter and Riley Thompson.
Although the Blues were in a deficit, the team continued to push and a very resilient Roisin McGovern scored in the 82nd minute, notching one for the Blues and preventing the shutout.
"I'm very happy with our roster. I think we have pretty good players and, like I said, every body has a bad moment," said Coach Jimena Rojas Cordero. "We have those in the first 10 minutes of the first half, but we were ready for the second half and unfortunately just couldn't get more in."
The Blues return to Memorial on Wednesday, June 8, looking to add a win to their record. On June 3 ACSC will face the NC Courage in a conference rematch. Kick off will be at 7:30 p.m.