PALMYRA — The Fluvanna girls’ soccer team scored in the 63rd minute to tie Goochland on March 14.
After no scoring on few opportunities for both teams, FCHS gave up a one-on-one goal in the 48th minute. A calmer and more intentional offensive set in the latter part of the second half set up the lone Fluco score.
Fluvanna had two corner kicks, multiple shot attempts and even a few shots on goal after the Bulldogs took the lead. It was a second chance attempt by Kate Stuz that found the back of the net with 16 minutes remaining.
“We were just trying to really capitalize on the opportunities that we were given, not wait for it to get to our feet, play with our head — make the most of the opportunities and not just waiting for things to happen,” said FCHS head coach Kristen Davis.
Most of the game the Flucos limited GHS chances but couldn’t set anything up on their end. Goochland’s keeper had a few saves and the Bulldog defense bunkered down well on corner attempts to stonewall other opportunities.
Fluvanna is a very young team compared to last year with seniors sprinkled throughout the field. This squad boasts only two seniors in Megan Macaulay and Katherine DeBusk, both primarily defensive players. DeBusk did not play Thursday night because of injury.
The 2013 team has eight juniors with four sophomores and three freshman.
“Very young, very young team. Just the improvement since the last game is drastic. We just need to keep getting better from game to game. If we keep on the same learning curve, we should be pretty good,” said Davis who is in her first year at the helm.
Next up for Fluvanna (0-1-1) is Spotsylvania on Monday. Spotslyvania beat Fluvanna on March 11. Game time is set for 6:30 p.m. in Spotsylvania.