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May 5, 2014

Bulldog girls show improvement in loss

OTTUMWA — It was one of those games when the score couldn’t be relied upon to accurately tell the tale.

Although the Ottumwa girls soccer team fell to Des Moines Hoover 3-0 Monday at Eric Wertheim Field in CIML Metro Conference action, coach Brett McKenzie was heartened by what he saw from his team.

“We had the opportunities today, which is something we haven’t really had in a while,” the coach said, “so if we can start turning those into goals then I think we have a tough team.”

Furthermore, McKenzie said he was pleased with the high intensity level exerted by his team, which manifested itself in the way the girls were often the first ones to loose balls or, when players from each team reached the ball at the same time, more often than not, Ottumwa came out the victor .

“It was the best we’ve done all year,” McKenzie said.

Still, despite the inspired effort, Hoover was able to take full advantage of the opportunities it had, which allowed the Huskies to scrape out a win. But, even in defeat, the Bulldogs gritty performance could help them in the future.

“It definitely helps us put more confidence in how we play,” Bulldog Sophia Goodman said. “We had more of of the attacking mentality, but we just need to work on finishing our runs.”

Ottumwa (1-9) plays today at Keokuk.

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Des Moines Hoover 3, Ottumwa 0

Hoov 1 2 — 3

Ottu 0 0 — 0

Scoring Summary

Hoover — Nicole Bailey goal, 24:45 .

Hoover — Ashley Wilmoth, 42:42

Hoover — Pryce Johnson, 68:50.

Hoover: Total Shots — 24. Total Saves — 6.

Ottumwa: Total Shots — 10 (Claire Keith 5). Total Saves — 9 (Averi Cash 9).

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