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Blue Comets JV girls drop season opener

It’s tough to rebound when you spot an opponent two goals. The Halifax County High School junior varsity girls soccer team found out just how tough it is in Monday night’s home season-opener. Bassett High School took a 2-0 lead early in the second half and held off the Comets 2-1.

“It’s a young team,” noted Comets Head Coach Mat Robinson.

“Most of the girls haven’t played before.  We came into the game with only one scrimmage under our belts. We’ve got a lot to learn.”

Bassett High School broke a scoreless deadlock with a goal on a penalty kick that occurred five minutes and 57 seven seconds into the second half. The visitors added another goal 13:45 into the second half to take a 2-0 lead.

Sophomore midfielder Chris Bradshaw got the Comets on the scoreboard at the 18:20 mark of the second half to cut the Comets’ deficit to a single goal.

The Comets managed to create a couple of other scoring possibilities, but came up short.

“We just started off really slow,” Robinson pointed out.

“I can’t say I was pleased overall. But, the last 15 minutes of the game we played much better and showed some good hustle. “

Robinson noted that the team has some work ahead of it.

“We’ve got a long way to go with our passing, trapping and positions, but that’s going to come,” he said.

“I couldn’t ask for a better group of girls. We’re at the beginning (of the season) and I’m looking forward to seeing where we will be at the end (of the season).”

Bassett High School had the edge in shots on goal, getting off eight shots as compared to six for the Comets.

Halifax County High School goalkeeper, eighth-grader Sabrina Amos, had six saves in the game.