Varsity soccer falls short to Bedford

Mandy Petkovich , Reporter

On Wednesday, May 29, the varsity girls’ soccer team faced rival Bedford High School for the third time this season, ending with a near miss for MHS. The final score was 3-2 Bedford.

The two teams tied twice earlier in the season.

Junior Madison Janes started the game of with an early break and a beautiful pass from sophomore Brynn Trouten a few minutes later.

Janes said that the pass made her “excited and hopeful for the play” and that the teamwork showed.

“I think we worked well together and the teamwork we’ve been working on showed,” Janes said.

Defense also did a good job at blocking with many good saves from goalie Ashley Rathbun and good blocks from Sydney Roberts, both sophomores.

Rathbun said she looks forward to her next two years on the soccer team.

“Soccer is what I look forward to the most in life; it is what I love the most and I can’t wait to grow with my team,” Rathbun said.

Bedford got the first goal about halfway through the first half. They didn’t keep the lead for long before senior Samantha Sieler put a banger in the bottom left corner from about 18 yards away. Another goal followed by Trouten with her left foot going across the goalie hitting the net right inside the right post.

Bedford ended the half with a goal, bringing the score to a tie 2-2.

The second half started with a devastating goal by Bedford. Defense and midfielders were all in the 18 box trying to get the ball out to no avail.

The score was almost tied back up when freshman Macie Mullins took a foul kick a little after half field that Bedford’s goalie almost didn’t catch.

The final eight minutes of the game picked up as Bedford wanted a bigger lead and the Trojans wanted a chance to go into overtime. While the Trojans didn’t win, the game was well fought and was entertaining for all the people watching.