It was a one sided shoot-out out back of the Corral Monday night as the Walker Valley Lady Mustangs took on McMinn Central’s Lady Chargers on the Mustangs’ soccer pitch.
The Lady Mustangs were outpaced by the Chargers much of the night with lopsided totals in both shots and goals with a final score of 3-0 in favor of the Chargers.
McMinn came out of the gate hard, scoring goals in the sixth minute, the 35th minute and the 38th — all before the half.
The Chargers’ defense held the Lady Mustangs scoreless through the entire match and allowed Walker Valley to take well under 10 shots on goal all game.
The Chargers on the other hand, peppered the Walker Valley goal all night, firing off over 20 shots at the Walker Valley goalkeeper.
After the half both teams picked up the tempo and Walker Valley’s defense started to fall into place.
“I was disappointed in our efforts until the last 20 minutes. I think we really turned it on and had every bit a chance to tie it up. We just couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net,” said Lady Mustang coach Tom Bayliss.
Walker Valley now is now 0-3 on the season, losing the season opener to Boyd-Buchanan and a match at home against Signal Mountain.
The team will seek its first win of the season against Sweetwater on Thursday at home, with the match starting at 6 p.m.
“We have had a pretty rough start this season, with some of our work ethic and some effort issues. I think we are better than what we have shown so far,” stated Bayliss following the game.