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Halifax girls gain two scores in GW loss

First-half goals by Tracey Moore and Jaynee Campbell weren’t enough, as GW pulled away from a 2-2 tie at halftime to beat the Comets varsity girl’s soccer team 6-2 Wednesday at Tuck Dillard Stadium. The two goals by the Comets broke a scoring drought that had plagued the team since Halifax notched a pair of goals against Martinsville in the second game of the season. GW, they could have scored more, acknowledged coach Sid Young.

“The way we played in the first half, I thought we could do something, “ said Young.

GW scored at the 9:57 and 13:40 marks of the first half, but Mikeala Skelton assisted on a goal by Moore a the 26:40 mark, and Campbell added the equalizer barely two minutes later to tie the game at halftime.

GW scored four goals after intermission to pull away, but the Comets kept pressing in the second half only to see several scoring opportunities fall by the wayside, according to Young.

“You could see the adjustments the GW coach made at halftime, and instead of passing the ball through us they passed the ball over us to take advantage of their speed,” said Young.

“We didn’t adjust to that very well, but was very pleased with how we played in the first half.”

Halifax County finished with 12 shots on goal, compared to 20 for GW, and Comets’ keeper Jasmyne Crawley had 14 saves, compared to 10 for the GW keeper, Young estimated.

“Jasmyne did an excellent job, especially on breakaways when she came out of the goal to take the ball off a GW player’s foot, Young said.

“I thought our overall intensity dropped off a little bit in the second half, but I think if we go out and play hard, that’s all I can ask for.”