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Originally published: 2014-05-10 21:17:29
Last modified: 2014-05-10 21:19:53

WHS girls' soccer team falls to Foard 1-0

by Staff Reports

Watauga's girls' soccer team has finished the regular season.

The playoffs begin on Wednesday. Just how many Watauga players will be available is unknown to coach Brittany Bolick.

Seven Pioneers are injured as of today. Four of them have concussions, including goalkeeper Heather Ostwalt, who suffered a concussion in Watauga's 1-0 loss to Fred T. Foard Friday.

In a 2-1 victory over Ashe County in a nonconference game Thursday, another Pioneers suffered concussions. In a 6-3 loss to St. Stephens on Tuesday, two other Pioneers received concussions.

"We're just kind of hurting a little bit," Bolick said. "We're kind of falling apart at the time of the year when we need to be the healthiest. I think we're struggling right now with that."

Foard needed just a goal at the 25-minute mark of the first half to score enough goals to win the game.

"It was a good game. It could have gone either way," Bolick said. "We both play very similar style of games. It's just hard when you play another team that is a lot like yourself."

Watauga got two goals from Sierra Hill in the Pioneers' win over Ashe. The Huskies actually took a 1-0 lead six minutes in the second half on a goal by Bekah Bowers, but Hill took a rebound off a Hali Wood-Miller shot and scored in the 64th minute of the game.

Hill struck again 13 minutes later on an assist by India Roseman.