The girls’ soccer team fought hard but fell short to conference rival and defending state champion Chapel Hill 2-0 March 23. The game was intense from start to finish.
A goal with 21 minutes left in the first half gave Chapel Hill the lead. It was locked in at 1-0 until halftime. Then, late in the second half, Chapel Hill scored another goal after a major turnover by the lady Charger defense.
Even though Chapel Hill outshot the Chargers, their new formation looked effective. Head coach Kevin Tanceusz went from a 1-4-1-4 formation to a more offensive minded 3-4-3 formation.
“We changed formations because we needed to put more offensive players up top try to get more scoring opportunities,” Tanceusz said.
Tanceusz believes that this new formation will be successful, but the players need time to get acclimated to the new system.
“There are little fixes that just come with time in the new formation,” coach Tanceusz said.
The players are vocal about their needs to improve in spacing and decision-making.
“We need to work on spacing, getting back on defense and knowing when to push up and get on the attack,” senior Jamie Palermo said.
The Chargers are currently 3-3 on the season with an impressive 3-1 record in conference play. The team is looking to continue its winning ways going deeper into the season.
– By Jailen Leach