By CHRIS LYNN, Main Street Media
HENDERSONVILLE Stability isnt something that the Wilson Central girls soccer team has enjoyed over the past four years, but first year head soccer coach Mamie Jo Miller said thats about to change.
Millers first match was an eye opening experience into District 9-AAA as the Lady Wildcats fell to the Lady Commandos from Hendersonville 7-0 Tuesday afternoon.
Im not from around here, but Ive heard how good Hendersonvilles soccer program is, said Miller, who is fourth coach in as many years. I knew this was a soccer factory when I saw all the younger girls out here that were ball girls, but this is where we want to get to as a program ourselves; its just going to take some time.
Wilson Central (0-1, 0-1 9AAA) actually held the Lady Commandos in check for almost 20 minutes of the first half as sophomore goalkeeper Jamie Rainbolt turned back the first five Hendersonville shots, but Hendersonville finally broke through with 21:26 left in the opening half.
Caitlin Chandler, who was the only Lady Commando to score two goals in the game, lobbed a kick over Rainbolts outstretched arms and went off the crossbar and bounced into the goal to make it 1-0.
Hendersonville (1-0, 1-0) went on to add four more goals in the first half, and then two more in the early moments of the second half to take the 7-0 win.
It was frustrating to watch, said Miller. I really think that our girls are a lot better than the 7-0 score, but we lost our composure and we started playing as individuals instead of as a team.
Weve made huge strides since we started working this summer, so I think if we continue to make the kind of strides weve made so far well be a much better team at the end of the season, were just extremely young, starting five freshmen and sophomore, its just going to take some time.