The George Rogers Clark boys soccer team suffered its first loss of the season in the battle of the birds Thursday night at the Cardinal Soccer Complex.
The Cardinals had seven shots on goal, but suffered a 1-0 loss to Scott County in their first home game of the year.
Clark opened with a 3-1 victory over Lexington¿Christian earlier this week in Lexington.
Clark (1-1) had a solid defensive effort from goal keeper Chandler Gaunce, who collected six saves in the narrow setback.
Clark coach Ian Collins said his team needs to keep climbing the proverbial mountain in order to get better.
“We have a mountain to climb here,” he said. “Our defending is poor and our physical abilities are no where good enough. We will work hard to improve, but it’s going to take a big attitude change.”
The junior varsity squad dropped a 3-1 loss to the visiting Cardinals. Luis Villa scored the lone goal on a penalty kick as the Cards missed out on three scoring opportunities.
Dustin Summers collected three saves.
“The team had trouble coming out ready to play, which translated to poor passing and connection between defense to forwards,” Clark junior varsity coach Chase Davis said. “(We had a) great effort from Mason Hatton.”
Next game: Tuesday at Western Hills, 8 p.m.
Volleyball: Cardinals sweep rivals
The George Rogers Clark volleyball team recovered from a three-set loss to Franklin County with a 3-0 sweep of visiting Montgomery County Thursday night at Norton Gymnasium.
The Lady Cards won the opener 25-17, followed by a 25-23 triumph in the second set and completed the sweep with a 25-23 victory in the finale.
“It was a great win for us, especially after playing so poorly (Wednesday) night (at Franklin County),” Clark coach Robyn Curry said. “Fatigue is a factor after three games back to back this week, but I am very pleased with tonight. We will practice light (today), take Saturday off and hit it hard next week.”
Amy Kao paced Clark with 19 digs and added a pair of aces. Carrie Irvin had 19 set assists, while Kyndal Curry had four, while Sydney Wright and Darion Marzetti chipped in with two each. Sandra Skinner led the Cards with 19 kills and four blocks, while Maddie Hamlin had six kills and a pair of blocks. Marzetti collected two blocks and Curry, Wright and Irvin combined for nine aces.
The junior varsity team defeated the Lady Indians, 21-9 and 21-16.
“The future looks bright for the Lady Cards,” Curry said. “I and excited with the new additions to my coaching staff. Coach Cantrell and coach Whallen are doing a super job and it shows every night.”
Next game: Tuesday at Madison Central, 7:30 p.m.