The Delta girls soccer team fought hard for 80 minutes Monday in a home contest against Bowsher. However, a goal by the Rebels 2:12 into the game accounted for all of the scoring as they held on for the 1-0 win.
Scoring the goal for Bowsher was Mary Damas on her corner kick at the 37:48 mark.
While the Bowsher offense was in control for the first part of the opening half, Delta did eventually get it together offensively.
In fact, the Panthers’ Kaylin Twigg had two quality looks at the net at around the 15 minute mark.
She first broke free around midfield and ran away from the Bowsher defense with 16:48 to go, but her shot drifted left of the net. At the 12:45 mark, Twigg once again got behind the defense but before she could fire a shot, Bowsher goalkeeper Emily Chalmers undercut her to make the save.
In the second half the attempts came more frequently for the Panthers.
Delta’s Halle Weishampel had the first crack at it when she got an open look in front of the net less than two minutes into the half. Her shot would sail over the net to keep the margin at 1-0.
Maddie Mattimore then put a shot on net with 37:15 to go, but it was snagged by Chalmers. With 19:25 remaining, Chalmers whiffed on a goal kick and it found its way to Delta’s Marissa Cargill whose shot missed wide.
McKenzie Berger had a look for the Panthers with just 2:08 to play, however, she could not connect and the game was over.
Delta (1-4-1) next travels to Bryan Thursday at 5 p.m. for an NWOAL match.
Reach Max Householder at 419-335-2010