By TERESA CHIPMAN
PHS sports writer
The Indian girls’ soccer team had a great season, but back-to-back trips to the state tournament are not to be. Blackfoot proved to be their nemesis in the district tournament beating the Indians twice, despite Preston sweeping them in the regular season.
“We had big hopes and big goals coming into this season and it didn’t work out for us,” coach Brandon Lyon said. “It’s tough. When you put as much time, effort and focus into this, it’s tough. Give Blackfoot credit. They’ve come a long ways as a program. They got the goal when it was presented to them and they held us off.”
Blackfoot scored early in the game on Saturday and then held on to the 1-0 lead. Preston pushed hard and created opportunities but couldn’t quite score. The Indians best chances were when the Broncos’ keeper barely saved a shot by Chloe Hendrickson. One by Morgan Hall went just wide of the goal. They outshot Blackfoot 12-11.
“Possession wise, I thought we did a good job today,” Lyon said. “I mean, we controlled a lot of the game and we moved the ball around the field well. Like I said, we created some really nice opportunities. We just couldn’t get one in the back of the net. And it was almost a replay of Tuesday’s game.”
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