Delavan-Darien High School’s Ally Doerr controls the ball during the Comets’ game Saturday against Big Foot High School. (Photo by Jennifer Cesarz)

D-DHS ties 1-1 with Big Foot

By Jennifer Cesarz

Correspondent

With wind gusts of more than 20 mph, the Delavan-Darien High School girls’ soccer team battled Mother Nature along with Big Foot High School on Saturday.

In their opening game of the 2013 season, the Comets played to a 1-1 tie with the Chiefs.

“The wind definitely affects the game,” D-DHS head coach Bruce Mowery said. “It was out of the south so it comes right down the field from south to north.”

“You try to take advantage of the wind when you have it at your back, but wind pushes the ball beyond your players and out of bounds.” Mowery said. “It also makes it tough to judge a ball in the air. It is hard to gauge what the ball can do.”

The ball showed no mercy to the Comets as it almost seemed to go out of bounds more than stay on the field of play during the game.

The Comets took 30 shots on goal, but only scored once when Bridget Cahill scored with 20 seconds left in the first half to tie it up at 1-1 after the Chiefs had scored at the 23-minute mark on a goal by Morgan Courier.

The Comet goalies were also busy as the Chiefs took 21 shots. Macie Hill recorded 14 saves and Chloe Nieuwenhuis had four.

The Comets will be in action Friday when they travel to Racine Case for a 4:30 p.m. non-conference game.

Tuesday the Comets start Southern Lakes Conference action when they head to Waterford for a 6:30 p.m. game.

 
 

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