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Lady Tigers suffer first loss of season

August 22, 2012
By Edgar Kelley - Sports Editor , The Inter-Mountain

Elkins suffered its first loss of the season on Tuesday, dropping a 3-1 decision to Hampshire in non-conference action at EHS.

The Lady Trojans (1-1) jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the contest when Brittany Maphis scored an unassisted goal from 15 yards out.

Hampshire extended its lead midway through the second half when Emily Corbin knocked in a rebound off of Elkins goalie Charlie George.

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The Lady Tigers (2-1) cut the deficit to 2-1 when Grace Lindsay found the back of the net from 18 yards out with 25 minutes left in regulation.

"I was happy with the way we fought back after trailing 2-0," Elkins coach Scott Cutright said. "But after we made it a one goal game, we just didn't play very well and Hampshire got another one past us late in the game.'

The Lady Trojans sealed the win when Corbin scored her second goal of the contest with four minutes remaining in the contest.

"Emily (Corbin) really stepped up for us today," Hampshire coach Al Straley. "We didn't have anyone do anything on the offensive end in our first game, so it was nice to see Emily come out and have a nice game."

Elkins held a 10-8 edge in shots on goal for the contest. George had six stops in goal for the Lady Tigers, while Tori Veach had eight saves for Hampshire County.

"We're a very young team and we need to put this game behind us," Cutright said. "I've seen a lot of bright spots from our younger kids through the first three games, but we still have a lot of work to do."

Elkins will return to action on Thursday when it travels to Bridgeport for a Big 10 Conference matchup against the Lady Indians. Game time is scheduled for 6 p.m.



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