BY PCC STAFF
WEST POINT – The Holy Trinity Catholic girls soccer team slipped to 5-8 on the season with a 6-2 loss to Burlington on Friday at South Park.
Senior Maya Rashid, a large part of the Crusaders offensive scheme and scoring mechanism, had been sidelined for the past six matches with an injury. Rashid returned on Friday and scored a goal just five seconds off a kick off to set the final score.
Head Coach Michael Sheerin said the squad started out well and had the Grayhounds pinned in HTC scoring territory for the first 10 to 15 minutes of the game. The Crusaders had several scoring opportunities, but couldn’t get anything to drop in the net.
The Grayhounds scored multiple goals on breaks past the Crusaders’ offensive pressure. Sam Pothitakis has four saves on the night, but couldn’t do much about the outside runs behind the Crusaders defense.
Junior Emily Box had a long throw in to Claire Pothitakis who was able to slip the ball past the Burlington goal tender to close the gap to 3-1. The Hounds countered quickly to make it 4-1.
Sheerin said Junior Taylor Boeding had a great match with several shots going off the crossbar and posts and had several crossing passes into the box.
The junior varsity squad lost 1-0.
The Crusaders host Wapello at South Park on Monday night beginning at 5 p.m. for senior night.