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Blue Comets Fall To Park View 2-1

There was not a lot of intensity among the ranks when the Halifax County High School varsity girls soccer team faced Park View High School here Tuesday night. For that, Park View made the Comets pay.

The Dragons got two goals in the first half from Hannah Conway and made them hold up in a 2-1 win in the non-district contest.

Tuesday night’s win improved Park View High School’s record to 2-0. Halifax County High School’s record dropped to 2-3 overall.

“I was real pleased as it was only our second game,” remarked Park View High School head coach Henry Ponton.

“The thing for us was that we just needed to play. I’m just glad to get away with a win. The game could have gone either way.”

Conway put Park View High School on the scoreboard at the 6:25 mark of the first half and added a second goal at the 39:50 mark of the half.

The two goals gave Park View a 2-0 lead at halftime.

“The big thing was that we didn’t have any intensity in the first half,” remarked Comets head coach Sid Young. We made some mistakes and got down 2-0.”

Halifax County ramped up its effort in the second half and was able to put more pressure on Park View High School’s defense.

The Comets got a goal from Camey Reese on a penalty kick at the 20:46 mark of the second half to make it a 2-1 score. Halifax County found some additional scoring opportunities after that, but was unable to convert.

“We played decent in the second half,” Young said.

“We had several good scoring opportunities, but just didn’t put it (the ball) in.”

Halifax County had the edge in the statistical column, getting off 10 shots in the game as compared to eight for Park View. The Comets had five corner kicks to one for Park View and had one penalty kick, a play on which the team got its lone score.

Comets goalkeeper Nia Brown had six saves in the game.

“They (Halifax County) were tough,” Ponton remarked.

“They played a good game. The goalie for Halifax did an excellent job.”

Ponton noted that several of his team’s scheduled games had been rained out and, as a result, his team is still a work in progress.

“We’re still trying to find positions and things, but I’m pleased,” Ponton said.

“We got a little tired at the end. We’ve got to work on stamina a little bit. We’ve got to work on our spacing. We’re still bunching some.”