MCHS soccer unable to get breaks in loss

The Moffat County girls soccer team's inability to find the net in league play cost it again Tuesday.

Palisade scored on a penalty kick in the 15th minute of the second half for a 1-0 victory in Grand Junction.

"We controlled the whole field most of the game," Moffat coach Jim Loughran said. "We had what we wanted, but we couldn't get (the shots) to fall."

Loughran said that three of Moffat's shots hit the top of the goal and bounced off.

"We probably outshot them 10-1," he said. "The field sloped down toward the goal, so it made our shots higher than they really were. We were a few inches away."

Moffat hasn't scored more than one goal in each of its three Western Slope League games this season. The Bulldogs are giving up two goals a game.

"We need to work on passing more on offense," Loughran said. "Our defense is solid, and I should probably leave it alone."

Palisade's penalty kick came after a hand ball was called in the goalie box on defender Maggie Blackstun.

Moffat will try to find its offensive touch Thursday against an unknown opponent in Eagle Valley. The Devils are new to the league this year and are the only other team that hasn't won a WSL game. The two teams face each other Thursday in Gypsum.

David Pressgrove can be reached at 824-7031 or dpressgrove@craigdailypress.com.

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