RECORDS & AWARDS
DEVILS LOSE OPENER
August 15, 2012Richmond High School
Down by two goals, and Richmond showed it had life left.
The Red Devils cut their deficit to one, then came a few inches from tying Tuesday’s girls soccer game with Jay County.
The Patriots pulled away, though, then hung on for a 3-1 victory at Freeman Park.
It was the debut game for RHS under first-year head coach Eric Wilson, and the Red Devils gave their new leader reasons to be optimistic.
“They were moving the ball a lot better,” Wilson said. “We still have a lot to work on, some of our spacing, some of our possession. ... All in all, there were some bright spots and then some things to get back in the gym and get working, so to speak.”
One of those bright spots came with 31:27 left in the second half when sophomore Julia Keene scored to pull RHS within 2-1.
Ten minutes later, and the Red Devils very nearly tied the game. Whitney Vidas created a one-on-one opportunity with Jay County’s goalkeeper, but the Patriot net-minder snagged the shot and preserved her team’s lead.
“They are just going to keep going until they can’t. You can’t teach that,” Wilson said of the Red Devils’ spirit. “That just happens. I think there is going to be fight throughout the whole season.”