Monday, September 9 was Labor Day but the Flames didn't get the work done that it needed to and fell to Morningside 2-3. The Flames started fast with Katie Archibald scoring in the 2nd minute from an assist by Jessie McLaughlin. Katie beat the keeper with an awesome shot that sneaked in at the far post.
Unfortunately, we failed to maintain our discipline defensively and Morningside's Turnipseed was able to score off of a counterattack in the 24th minute. CSM went ahead 2 minutes later when King beat the keeper off an assist by Archibald.
Things looked good for a couple minutes then (OOPS) Morningside caught us twice with counters in the next 10 minutes, with Swotek and Hauptman beating CSM's Mollie Jones.
The first half ended with CSM down 2-3. The Flames had 16 shots in the first half with Morningside having 8.
In the second half, CSM came very close numerous times, but was unable to find the net. CSM completely outshot Morningside 27-12 ( Morningside only having 4 shots in the second half.) A couple times the Morningside keeper dropped the ball on saves, but we weren't there. We had some excellent crosses, but mistimed the box runs or we didn't fill the box. We had 6 corner kicks (Morningside had none) and we came very close, but no joy. We were one-on-one with the keeper maybe 4 times, but came away with nothing. It was frustrating.
Keepers: Jones played the first half and made 4 saves. Swanger played the second half and made one save.
Hopefully, we will learn from this experience that we have to play a disciplined 90 minutes of soccer. It ain't over until it is over.
Next game at Dordt, 3 PM on Sept. 9.
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