For the first time in four scheduled attempts, the Moffat County High School girls soccer team hosted a game Saturday afternoon against Delta.
If only the Bulldogs could have eliminated the first half from the record books.
The visiting Panthers struck early and often in taking a 5-0 lead against MCHS after the first half of play.
"We told them to slow it up, look for opportunities and react like it was a 0-0 game," coach Seth Young said afterward. "They improved a lot."
Delta completed a season sweep of MCHS after winning 1-0 earlier in the season.
Senior Ashleigh Mann tallied the only goal for the Bulldogs about halfway through the second half.
Mann said she was bummed about the loss and pointed to the five-goal first half of the Panthers.
"We just weren't connecting," Mann said. "In the second half we came out strong. I think the changes in our lineup made a difference."
Young moved veteran goalkeeper Heather Brown to midfield in the first half and put junior Gricelda Quezada in front of the net.
"She doesn't have too much experience, but she looked better than other alternatives," Young said of the switch.
Brown resumed to her normal duties in the second half and limited Delta to two goals.
"We thought we could use Heather's strength at center mid," Young said.
"They just had a lot of speed up front," he said. "Our defense was playing up too far."
MCHS hosts Steamboat Springs at 4 p.m. Tuesday.